Woman Who Died Of Measles WAS Vaccinated

Posted: July 6, 2015 in Tech
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A woman who became the first person to die of the measles in the U.S. in 12 years had been vaccinated against the disease, it has been revealed.  Health officials said she had the injection as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system.

The non-elderly female patient, who passed away in the spring, lacked some of the measles’ common symptoms, such as a rash, so the infection was not discovered until an autopsy, Washington State Department of Health spokesman Donn Moyer said.

Measles is highly contagious and spreads when an infected person breathes, coughs or sneezes. However, dying from it is extremely rare, Moyer said.

Source: [Daily Mail]

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