Monday, August 22, 2011

Amtrak brings up movie scenario with a measles scare


Amtrak is bringing back memories of movies like “The Cassandra Crossing” or even ABC’s “Bird Flu in America” with a warning that passengers on a recent train from Boston to Virginia could have been exposed to measles.

Anyone who was vaccinated should be all right. I had the measles myself just before age 7 in 1950; I came down with it while on a family vacation in Ocean City, MD.   Could measles explain some of the physical developmental difficulties that I would experience later? It’s possible, but that calls for a close examination that would be out of reach – maybe my old NIH records would turn something up.

The MSNBC story by Linda Carroll is here.

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