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Region of the Americas is declared free of measles by World Health Organization

Thursday, September 29th 2016 - 11:01 UTC
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The Region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death. This achievement culminates a 22-year effort involving mass vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella throughout the Americas. Read full article


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  • DemonTree

    It's a great achievement, now sadly threatened by the idiotic and irresponsible Anti-Vaxxers in the US. There's still outbreaks every year due to imported cases and these are easily spread by unvaccinated adults and children.

    Sep 29th, 2016 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    What I am waiting for is a vaccine to prevent commie Marxist bastards infesting the governments of SA!

    The eradication of the present outbreaks could be simply achieved by administrating a 9mm injection horizontally from the front into the nasal cavity and the vaccine would prevent future infestations.

    Sep 29th, 2016 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @2 ChrisR
    Now you are advocating murdering people just because you disagree with them politically? Tell me again how that is different from the juntas that, not so long ago, were making your dream a reality?

    Sep 29th, 2016 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 3 DT

    Doing the eradication shown in the final paragraph would result in a significant improvement in their prosperity for the citizens of Uruguay, except for the stinking poor who would lose the vote buying handouts that No Money Pepe and have to forgo their new LED TV's unless they worked for it.

    Remind me where you live?

    Sep 30th, 2016 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @4 ChrisR
    So you think it's okay to murder people in order to make some other citizens richer? How is that different morally from shooting a rich person and stealing their money?

    And you still haven't explained why you don't support the UY junta, when they clearly shared your agenda of eliminating 'commies'.

    I live in the UK, but I believe murder is wrong anywhere in the world.

    Sep 30th, 2016 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 5 DT

    As usual your reply is simplistic and ignores the reality of what has happened to the citizens of SA under the commies and Marxists, even to this day in Venezuela.

    When you refer to the UY Junta to who / what are you actually stating?

    Then I can answer your post.

    Sep 30th, 2016 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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