Unvaccinated children are being blamed for the recent measles outbreak that started at Disneyland, but an advocacy group critical of inoculations argues that even individuals who have been vaccinated can spread common childhood viruses.
Numerous scientific studies indicate that children who receive a live virus vaccination can shed the disease and infect others for weeks or even months afterwards, said the Weston A. Price Foundation in a press release published on GlobeNewswire
Thus, parents who vaccinate their children can indeed put others at risk, according to the foundation , which argues the best protection against infectious disease is a healthy immune system, supported by adequate vitamin A and vitamin C.
The group said studies have shown individuals vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, rotavirus, chicken pox, shingles, and influenza “can shed the virus for many weeks or months afterwards and infect the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.”
"Health officials should require a two-week quarantine of all children and adults who receive vaccinations,” said Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. “This is the minimum amount of time required to prevent transmission of infectious diseases to the rest of the population, including individuals who have been previously vaccinated."
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