Dr. Shanda Slipp joins Bayfm to talk about an increase in measles and the need to vaccinate

    Wednesday, 20 March 2024 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Slipp says symptoms are generally flu-like and people born before 1970 are immune to measles due to vaccinations.

    There are 31 cases of measles in Canada and that has some health care professionals concerned. Dr Shanda Slipp joined Bayfm’s Lenny Benoit this morning to talk about the virus and the need for vaccinations. She says most doctors today have never seen a case of measles since vaccinations in the late sixties and early seventies stopped the spread. Slipp says symptoms are generally flu-like and people born before 1970 are immune to measles due to vaccinations. She says those born after 1970 should check with Public Health to confirm two doses of the measles vaccine, especially if travelling. Slipp says measles can lead to blindness or deafness, and can also be fatal. She says at peak times, measles caused the death of 2 million people a year.

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