Measles, Dr Peter, Baylor University discussed on Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan
Me. See for you, just say enable the KABC AM skill. Okay. Here's seven ninety KABC. We're going to discuss little bit affection diseases here with the dean of national school Tropical Medicine at Baylor University, Dr Peter hotels, I hope I'm pronouncing correctly that hotel getting named cracked you. Did it perfectly? Thank you, sir. So I got my measles vaccine was born in nineteen fifty eight. I just got it last week. I'm healthcare providers have probably should get too, right? Well, you know, if you in the fifty eight is possibility that you did get a first generation measles vaccine. In fact, I also got a boost through over the weekend as as well. So we share that income. Yeah. I figured rather. Did you feel nothing zero zip? Nothing nothing. Nothing. Nothing at all. Yeah. My my greatest fear with this. Measles outbreak is that enters into our homeless populations here, which are approaching on your sixty seventy thousand people all with extremely debilitated mental health and physical conditions. God knows what sort of vaccination history. They have if that happens. I don't underst-. I don't see how we contain this thing. That's. You've got multiple vulnerable populations in the LA area. Of course, the other big one you worry about our infants under the age of twelve months it'll to get vaccinated. So now, if you're a parent your mother and living in the LA area, you've got to be concerned about bring your infant out in public spaces out the WalMart about how your chemotherapy or transplant or something. I mean, I mean, I mean, there's no end. And that's why we work so hard to prevent measles. Coming back in the problem with measles. It's one of the most contagious viruses. We know it has a reproductive number of between twelve and eighteen that means if a single individual gets measles on average twelve to eighteen other unvaccinated individuals. We'll get it, especially infants almost everything you mentioned. And and and it and measles can unravel public health gains pretty so quickly because it's so contagious. And that's why when these those ethnic starts, they take months off and time to get him back. Under control. So be we saw this in Washington state. We're seeing this play out in New York now. So our our vaccine infrastructure is very fragile and requires ongoing input to prevent these. Terrible measles outbreaks from happening. I forget with measles. Do you have to sneeze on somebody? Or? No does it. Really? Oh kok. Great. It's so contagious. The virus can linger on surfaces or a near for two hours and airplanes are and and this is what happened in UCLA in Cal State, Los Angeles. Here's a student was in the library. And and so anybody who walked through that library space over certain periods of time. Now their risk of getting measles. And so the way we prevent this as backsitting as many people as possible, but the anti vaccine movement has spread massive misinformation about the risk of measles and other vaccines, and and imperil the spread misinformation about measles itself. They say, it's it's good for you. They ignore the inconvenient truth that up until a couple of decades ago. Measles was the single leading killer of children, globally, two and a half. Million in nineteen eighty. Million. Yeah. It causing measles and stuff elitest. And it's not just deaths is permitted injury. Deafness? So it's easels about actor. And so can be totally prevented with a simple vaccine. So vaccine has been around forever completely safe. Both you and I have subjected ourselves to to protect ourselves. I think my kids have had both facts. Vaccine. I mean, I. Tighter, go and get if it's not gonna hurt me just to get it. Again, you know. The anti vaccine movement is moved into southern Europe. So Francis, a disaster disaster greases disaster. So if you have plans for summer European travel that that's that's another reason to get back to me. I'm concerned about the expense of getting all these titles. I mean, if people are concerned as a wrist is going in and getting revalidated isn't that achieve less expensive way to do this? Well, I'm actually the CDC hasn't really said it is such, but you know, for me the safety profile, the measles vaccine is so good the MR vaccine just get vaccinated. That's. Cost effective way to do it. I really do. I got to go break. Your and talk also about some of the other stuff we're seeing here in southern California. We don't mind, I don't know if you're prepared talk about it. But we we are because of the complete breakdown of civilization the lack of attention to the sanitation. And of course, health mental health of the people living on the streets. We are getting massive outbreak of non Berkeley's af bay to berkey Laos's typhus and will. But the Berkeley stuff the is just it's exploding. And no one's talked about it yet. They will soon enough. And I'm wondering if you have any theories about what follows the typhus because they're doing nothing to Cretaceous these epidemics. So we're coming into the summer months, and I'm wondering without me leading the witness but theories about what's coming next. But what you suspect might come next. We'll take a break. Okay. Okay. We're talking to Dr Peter hotels. You follow him at Pete hotels. H O T easy is dean of the national school of Tropical Medicine at Baylor University. Leeann tweeden, Dr midday live ninety KABC..