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Mum shares shocking chicken pox images of son who was too young to be vaccinated

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Kayley Burke, viral chicken post vaccination post
A mum's Facebook post has gone viral after sharing shocking images of her son with chicken pox, who was too young to be vaccinated against the illness.

Kayley Burke, of Queensland, Australia, uploaded the images of her 11-month-old son Elijah, alongside a desperate plea for other parents to get their children immunised.

'Vaccinate your kids people. The pictures below show you exactly why,' she wrote.

'Our poor baby boy who is too young to be immunised has caught the chicken pox. It has almost been a week since they showed up.. Today he was admitted to Ipswich Hospital with a secondary infection.'

She adds that both she and older daughter Kaliah, who had only recently had the vaccination, have caught chicken pox from the little one, saying 'Adult chicken pox is so horrible and painful I would much rather give birth with no pain relief.'

'Bottom line if you don't vaccinate your kids your a bloody idiot,' she concludes. 'Think about the risk you are putting on other helpless kids that are too young or who actually can't be vaccinated!'



Within a day of being posted, Kayley's message has been shared almost 10,000 times, and received countless supportive comments from other parents.

'A perfect example of why people should vaccinate. My thoughts are with you all', one wrote, while another added, 'Oh my gosh, poor bub! Can't stand hearing about stupid selfish people not vaccinating their children. Hope you all don't have to suffer this too much longer'.

'If even one more person vaccinates because of this post it'd be a win. But you and you family shouldn't have to go through this. Man it makes me angry,' a third commenter agreed.



In Australia, the Department of Health's recommendation is that children have a varicella, or chickenpox, vaccine at 18 months old.

However, the chickenpox vaccine is not offered as part of the NHS Childhood Vaccine Program in the UK, and is only given to those who may be particularly vulnerable if they come into contact with chicken pox - for instance, those undergoing chemotherapy.

'While chickenpox during childhood is unpleasant, the vast majority of children recover quickly and easily. In adults, chickenpox is more severe and the risk of complications increases with age,' the NHS explains.

If a childhood chickenpox vaccination programme was introduced, people would not catch chickenpox as children because the infection would no longer circulate in areas where the majority of children had been vaccinated.'

'If you vaccinate children against chickenpox, you lose this natural boosting, so immunity in adults will drop and more shingles cases will occur.'

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Justthefacts

Dishonest is the self admitted 655321 troll telling anyone they are wrong with no evidence.

655321

Ha, sure thing. You got any other lines?

655321

Thanks for your opinion Brian, but trying to confuse vaccine induced seizures with infantile fever related seizures is dishonest and/or ignorant.

Brian

Febrile seizures are relatively common in children. Rarely are vaccines related, and rarely do they cause any lasting harm.

Justthefacts

I don't ask anyone to listen to me. Check my facts for yourself. You know that they are true because you can say nothing against them. You are just another anti-vaxx troll who hates the fact that you can so easily be shown wrong and you are on the wrong side of history. Luddites like you have been around forever.

FallsAngel

FYI (since I blocked that user and can't reply to him), when I pasted my version into my browser, the first link that came up was to the article. I have a good idea what the troll said. He's lying if he said it didn't work. He's computer illiterate.

Justthefacts

You obviously have no answer. Yes, you are wrong.

Justthefacts

So you are an ignorant troll. The underlined words are all links to the references. There are over 40 references in that article You are fail troll.

Justthefacts

Its not hard to put down the chips and do a little research before you talk. I think Sonja can explain it ti you.

Justthefacts

I don't troll boards like you do looking for validation by insulting and aggravating other people. That is your disorder. Therapy will help you.

655321

Please get the psychological help you are screaming for here. No one will shame you.

655321

Thanks for sharing a non-referenced article. Useless, like all your posts. Please get the mental health counseling you are screaming for, you can do it, just take that first baby-step.

Justthefacts

Here is the link fixed: verywell(dot)com/live-vaccines-and-vaccine-shedding-2633700 Go away you self admitted anti-vaxx troll. ecowatch(dot)com/2016/04/06/robert-kennedy-jr-autism-epidemic-real/#comment-264091006

Justthefacts

I do see you were the first one to this page and you are, in fact, and documented self admitted anti-vaxx troll. ecowatch(dot)com/2016/04/06/robert-kennedy-jr-autism-epidemic-real/#comment-264091006

655321

Lol, what exactly do you DO in your bathroom....no thanks, please don't answer.

655321

Another false link, you NEVER disappoint Sonji!!

655321

Oh right, says the guy that spends his days online pimping pharmaceutical products.

FallsAngel

Oh, Dear God! This is "common knowledge" that is, among those who know anything. Chickenpox shedding is also vanishingly rare, as in 5 cases out of 5 million doses. See: verywell(dot)com/live-vaccines-and-vaccine-shedding

FallsAngel

Or aspirin!

Justthefacts

Milk is not a "natural vaccine". You have no idea how the body works. Babies get antibodies in milk but is does not trigger the immune system to make antibodies. The immunities that our bodies generate when we get an illness or receive a vaccination are IgG immunities. IgG is the major immunoglobulin circulating in the blood and is the type of antibody that provides long-term resistance to illnesses – the IgG antibodies ‘recognize’ germs that we’ve been exposed to previously so that they can be destroyed more quickly. IgG protection from mom primarily comes to her baby via the placenta prior to birth –this maternal IgG in baby’s system gradually disappears by 6-8 months postpartum. A child’s own IgG synthesis gradually increases until it reaches adult levels by 7-8 years of age [ref: Behrman: Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 16th ed., Copyright © 2000 W. B. Saunders Company. p. 595]. The child continues to get some IgG protection from breastmilk for as long as nursing continues, but IgG does not enter the breastmilk in quantities high enough to “vaccinate” baby (though it’s certainly helpful). Immunities that babies receive from nursing are primarily IgA (IgG and other immunoglobulins are present in much lower quantities). IgA concentrates in body fluids such as tears, saliva, and the secretions of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts and has an important protective function. The many immune components in breastmilk can make a huge difference when it comes to keeping baby healthy. Even though baby does not receive enough of mom’s IgG immunities via breastmilk to qualify as an immunization against a particular illness, there are many other immunities (IgA, certain fatty acids, etc) in the breastmilk that are active against the same illnesses. As an example, what protection does baby get from the chicken pox (varicella) virus if mom had chicken pox as a child?First off, baby would not be expected to be immune to chicken pox, particularly after 6-8 months when placental immunity has faded away. However, other immune factors in breastmilk will give baby some protection from chicken pox. Per Dr. Jack Newman (in How Breast Milk Protects Newborns), “Free fatty acids present in milk can damage the membranes of enveloped viruses, such as the chicken pox virus, which are packets of genetic material encased in protein shells.” The secretory IgA in breastmilk has also been shown to be active against the chicken pox virus in vitro. Case reports suggest that–as with other viral infections–breastfed babies who get chicken pox will often (but not always) get milder cases.

Justthefacts

Before the vaccine,8,000 to 18,000 were hospitalized and 100 to 150 died each year from chicken pox. The child was hospitalized. You have a strange definition of "mild".

Dorito Reiss

HAHAHAHA! Where did you get that made up bs?

Justthefacts

Since it happens about 1 in 10 million, there isn't any pictures available. It is too rare to have been documented.

Justthefacts

Lucky, nobody is getting poisoned with anything.

Justthefacts

Because that is not happening. The injury rate for the virus is less than one in 4 million. Facts are facts. You are over 1000 times more likely to be injured in your bathroom.

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