Listen: Measles, Arash And United States discussed on News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise
"New cases reported, but he traveled from Brooklyn New York where there's a huge measles outbreak raging in the ultra orthodox Jewish community. Drove through the night to Detroit where he was. Raising money for charity, and he felt sick on the drive out. Fifteen hour drive doctor after he got there. And here are a couple of really telling things first of all the doctor had never seen measles because you know, the United States had eliminated measles back in two thousand. So the doctor misdiagnosed a man's fever and cough as bronchitis. And then when this man was sick, he had an antibiotic the doctor prescribed the docked, and then the men complain about Arash the doctor thought, it was a rash that was allergic reaction to the antibiotic. But in fact, it was the measles. Telltale rash when you have Arash four days before you have the rash. You are infectious. And in other words shortly after the guy arrived he breed, and you know, did so many people with this highly contagious respiratory virus? While that's amazing that that could happen. And I guess is this. Symptomatic of doctors nowadays that they just don't recognize it anymore because it is so rare. Well, if you're a younger, doctor, and you haven't, you know, measles eliminated in two thousand right? So that was almost what twenty years ago. Right. Look at Dr in your thirties or forties. You probably would not have seen measles cases. Especially during the winter and spring when there's cold and flu there are a lot of the similar symptoms, fever, cough, runny nose and people. You know, that's part of the issue with the measles. Outbreaks now, the United States the vaccine was so successful in eliminating this disease that people don't think about measles. People haven't seen anybody sick with measles. And doctors don't really think about that as a possible diagnosis fascinating"