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my nephew has measles, ds was with him 11 days ago, will he get it?

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poshtottie Thu 11-Sep-08 21:09:36

am a bit worried.sad

BoysAreLikeDogs Thu 11-Sep-08 21:14:45

Has ds been vaccinated ?

Some info here

Poor nephew, measles is Not Nice

poshtottie Thu 11-Sep-08 21:16:38

No, I was going to get him a singles measles vaccine at the end of the month. My nephew is 7 months.

Thanks for the link

avenanap Thu 11-Sep-08 21:21:27

Measles has an incubation period of 7-21 days! The first symptoms are normally catarrh, conjunctivitis, fever and feeling ill. Then the spots appear. It's rare in babies under 6 months as they are normally protected by their mothers antibodies. Keep an eye out.

poshtottie Sun 14-Sep-08 07:58:41

avenanap, is that right? NHS direct said it was 9-11 days and the website that boysarelikedogs linked to said it is two weeks.

Now am worried and confused. Thought we were in the clear.sad

sarah293 Sun 14-Sep-08 08:00:23

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poshtottie Sun 14-Sep-08 08:06:46

thanks riven, I have been giving him vitamins for a while now as he is such a bad eater.

I have been worried sick and am preparing myself for the backlash from people as he hasn't had his mmr.

sarah293 Sun 14-Sep-08 08:18:53

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kiddiz Sun 14-Sep-08 08:35:50

I beg to differ. My brother had measles (pre mmr) and was extremely ill. Why no mmr then? I thought the concerns surrounding it had been discredited. I'm most definately not having a go ...just curious thats all. I hope your nephew and ds are both ok.

poshtottie Sun 14-Sep-08 08:38:46

kiddiz, my nephew is only 7 months so no mmr yet. My ds was due to have singles shortly.

sarah293 Sun 14-Sep-08 08:52:23

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