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Leeds festival/measles risk - would you go?

(7 Posts)
daisygirlmac Mon 08-Aug-16 18:56:22

I've just read this https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/aug/08/measles-warning-young-people-festivals-outbreaks

Probably being a big fat paranoid first time pregnancy weirdo but I've got a day ticket for the Sunday and now I'm worrying about going! Would you assume it was quite a low risk or just not go? I had a miscarriage last year and I'm just not sure I can take the chance. WWYD?

LastAnni Mon 08-Aug-16 18:57:40

It's only a problem if you have no immunity to measles. If you've been vaccinated, why are you worried?

NicknameUsed Mon 08-Aug-16 18:58:33

What LastAnni said.

I have had measles, and DD has had the MMR so it wouldn't put us off.

KERALA1 Mon 08-Aug-16 18:59:14

Thought people our age are all vaccinated (bar those with parents with ahem interesting anti vax views?).

daisygirlmac Mon 08-Aug-16 19:13:04

I'm fairly sure I'm vaccinated not sure why I wouldn't be, thanks for reassuring me!

TheFandango Mon 08-Aug-16 20:04:58

You could always ask your GP very nicely to check your immunity in a blood test - I did this last week as was worried I had come into contact with a child with measles. Came back that I'm immune, which is a relief as this current outbreak sounds like it will go on for a while! I think locally to me it has been young adults who are catching it more than little ones.

NicknameUsed Mon 08-Aug-16 21:11:50

"Thought people our age"

What do you consider our age? wink

Most people my age (57) had measles as a child. The MMR wasn't around then.

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