Measles vaccination: is it worth it or not?


Measles vaccination: is it worth it or not?

Vaccination remains perhaps the most controversial issue of today. It is up to each person to decide whether or not to vaccinate, but before making a final decision, one must make sure that it is appropriate. After the horrific outbreaks of measles in the United States and Europe and the mass rejection of vaccination by humans, scientists from the Netherlands conducted a thorough study and prepared the scientific case for the vital need for measles vaccinations.

About the new discovery of scientists tells the Guardian. A team of scientists was experimenting: they took blood samples from children at different intervals after infection and tried to see the differences. The results are amazing!

First, the blood was taken twice in children: 3 weeks and 7 months after infection. The findings of scientists say that all "participants in the experiment" disappeared a significant amount of antibodies to common infections - from 11 to 73%! This phenomenon is called "immune amnesia" and is compared with taking immunosuppressants. In simple words: less antibodies - less ability of the body to fight even with commonplace infections.

Subsequently, they conducted another experiment. 26 children took blood in 40-50 days after infection. This study found that measles "takes away" a certain number of immune memory cells, diminishes their diversity. This means that the cells are losing information about the infection and, accordingly, do not know how to deal with it. The cells die or new ones appear in their place, remembering only the measles.

So the measles literally eats away both the natural immunity and the after-vaccination. Treatment after such an infection can last up to 5 years! In this case, vaccination does not threaten the immune system, and on the contrary - can resist infection of the measles and its derivatives. But the choice is still up to everyone.

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