DENVER (CBS4)- Denver International Airport is warning travelers and employees that they may have been exposed to measles. The exposure would have happened on Tuesday, Feb. 22.

According to the Department of Public Health and Environment, a person with measles arrived at DIA, Gate C39 at about 9 p.m. That person remained in the area for several hours.

People who were working or traveling through Concourse C at DIA on Tuesday after 9 p.m. should monitor themselves for any early symptoms of measles, especially fever, from March 1 to March 12.

People who develop a fever should contact their health care provider or their local or state health department. People with symptoms should not go to child care, school, work or out in public, as they might have the early symptoms of measles and might be contagious. People with these symptoms should call their doctor to inform the office about their symptoms before showing up in the waiting room.

Measles is a very contagious viral disease which is easily spread through coughing, sneezing and secretions from the mouth. The measles virus may remain in the air for a couple of hours. Measles develops seven to 18 days after exposure.

Early symptoms of measles are fever, runny nose, cough and red, watery eyes. Usually, one to four days after the early symptoms, a red rash appears on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. A person with measles is contagious beginning four days before the rash appears.

People are considered immune to measles if they were born in the United States before 1957, previously had measles or have had two measles shots.

The last case of measles in a Colorado resident was in 2006. Before that, the state had one case in 2004 and two cases in 2000.

Comments (184)
  1. frodo says:

    Yes as this is VERY OBVIOUSLY code to the “elite” that it is now time for them to run and hide in the underground bunkers under the DIA. These idiots will be laughing about these arguments while they are hiding from Comet Elenin/Planet X/Jesus Yeshua Ha’ Meshiach, wait ’til they realize what they’re really in store for down there. You cannot hide from Yahweh’s judgement.

    1. Cowboy says:

      Was Yahweh vaccinated?

    2. jaymosch says:

      I’d be more worried about being judged by Judy than Yahweh. One is real and the other is just a fictitious character.

  2. TSA FAN says:

    This is how TSA enhanced pat downs using the same pair of gloves over and over will spread DISEASE to many.

  3. Art says:

    It’s a dry run for something more serious. Or a case study for bio-terrorism. Ask your friendly DHS groper.

    1. Cowboy says:

      Or… it could be somebody who showed up having been exposed to a virus.

  4. Joe says:

    Wow! Sheep, you all deserve to be inslaved

    1. Cowboy says:

      Wow! Sheep. The word is ‘enslaved’, not ‘inslaved’.

  5. TC says:

    Measles is no mere run-of-the-mill virus. It is deadly. My aunt, an otherwise healthy child, died from the measles. I myself contracted measles in 1970 and was sick for three weeks. The hearing in my left ear was affected as well. I didn’t think twice about getting my children vaccinated because I had to live with the results of this disease.

  6. cloudnine says:

    Leslie N –

    Yea, we have another dumb “arse” that cannot take 3 minutes to do some research before mouthing off! Perhaps you might educate yourself next time before opening your trap and exposing your ignorance.

    And yes, Leslie, I did have measles and mumps when I was a kid.

    1. Cowboy says:

      Name-calling really isn’t productive

  7. Andrew Jacskon says:

    Illegal Immigrant. Period!

  8. markit8dude says:

    Dollars to donuts the individual(s) carrying the disease is
    A: An illegal alien
    B: A U.S. citizen contracting said measles from some 3rd World hellhole
    C: An anchor baby visiting family’s in said h ellhole

    I went school, Grad School in SoCal and measles, TB and a myriad of other warnings, precautions and the like was the norm for public schools, illegals i nthe fields, restaurant industry etc.,

    Go ahead and assault me with ‘racist’ and other nonsensical labels, but I’ve lived it there and am sad to see it occurring in Colorado now as well..

  9. Nursing Student says:

    It distresses me how many posts on this forum indicate a fear of vaccination… the invention of vaccines has protected millions of lives since the creation of the smallpox vaccine. Smallpox was was a dangerous scourge of mankind and killed millions of people, and was terribly contagious. It caused physical, emotional, and economic havoc (boats were burned, buildings torched if a victim was discovered). SInce then, other vaccines such as the polio vaccine and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella, also known as the german measles) have protected our society from the most dangerous killers that plagued pre-Enlightenment eras. Our society would be a very bleak place without vaccines – they have literally allowed our society to focus on things other than rampant disease, such as travel, economy, and education. It’s hard to study for an exam when you’re suffering from a 105 fever, and it’s tough to focus on heart disease treatment when you are suffering from polio paralysis. Our life expactancy has gone from 45 years to almost 80 with the reduction of infectious disease.

    The claim that autism is caused by vaccinations is ludicrous… that study was debunked by countless followup research and the researchers reprimanded for tampering with data. One study cannot stand up to multiple studies disproving the findings. There is a simpler reason why autism has become more common – perhaps we are more adept at diagnosing it because there is more awareness about the disorder. The number of people with the condition haven’t changed – we’ve just gotten better at recognizing it, much like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Contrary to popular belief, vaccines do NOT cause autism (the thimerosal preservative’s levels are lower than the heavy metal count in your tap water), they do NOT cause auto-immune diseases (these diseases are fairly newly discovered and of course the prevalence will go up as we get better at diagnosing them – and NOT everyone has one, NanNJ – they are actually quite rare despite what House may tell you), and the companies that create vaccines are not exploiting us. A vaccine’s cost is actually quite reasonable (flu shots cost $10, and it’s a new one every year to fight that year’s flu type), and if you can’t afford one the Health Department offers free or reduced shots. I guess the moral of the post is: Please get vaccinated! They save the lives of both you and your loved ones.

    1. NanNJ says:

      Well tell that to my non verbal autistic son with seizure disorder. I have studied this, and I am convinced vaccines are detremental to the immune system. Oh, and all those studies you cite are gov’t led. They cannot admit it because it would cost too much. You keep vaccinating, I just want the choice not to.

      1. Chris says:

        NanNJ – you have not studied anything. All you did was swallow someone’s lies.

      2. Ibeen Vaccinated says:

        What do we tell to the austic boys with seizure disorders who didn’t have a vaccine?
        What do we tell all the 17,000 people who needlessly contracted pertussis (whooping cough) last year ?
        I realize that you are trying to understand why your son is this way, but you’re barking up the wrong tree.
        And because of the people who deceived you, more children will get sick and die from preventable diseases.

      3. Nursing Student says:

        I am sorry to hear about your son; I’d like to say I understand how hard a situation it is, but I can’t because I am not in your place. We as a society cast blame one someone or something in response to a situation, and with blame comes a certain amount of guilt, perhaps because we think we could have done something to prevent it.

        I must, however, respond to your post for the sake of other people who may read and misunderstand. It is most definitely your choice, faced with evidence, to vaccinate or not vaccinate. I may point out, however, that the studies were done in the UK as well as the US, and came from multiple sources, not all government-funded. Wakefield’s article (featuring 12 children) sparked a flurry of studies to affirm or deny the findings – which were denied. Despite this resounding conclusion, however, wariness persists, and parents make decisions not to vaccinate their children at all (even though the MMR vaccine is the only one to contain thimerosol – the individual vaccines do not). This puts children at risk for whooping cough, influenza, chickenpox, and other potentially deadly diseases that are easily prevented. There is no data to suggest that any other vaccines cause problems (other than mild flulike symptoms that is a result of the immune system being revved up in response to a foriegn object, which is the whole point of a vaccine). Although there are risks with any vaccine, usually unanticipated allergy or known risks to a developing fetus (the rubella vaccine is contraindicated in pregnancy due to risk to the fetus, which is well publicized), the benefits of vaccines have been found to outweigh the risks. The cause of autism is still being searched for – I hope for the sake of children everywhere that a cause is found soon.

      4. frodo says:

        Dr. A. Tru Ott rules. Included in his many videos is a complete explanation of the history of vaccines. Very chilling. When people blindly follow the system it makes me very sad. Even the Bible predicted the abomination of Pharmacaia.

      5. Cowboy says:

        Children get autism even without vaccinations. It happens. Given the large number of people who are vaccinated, of course some will get autism. The vaccinations isn’t for autism.

        And many studies are by organizations without drug company or government interests.

        But I am all for your right to decline.

  10. peterpumpkineater says:


    You are absolutely right – I had an Aunt who died (at age 7) from complications of the measles. It is a very dangerous disease. Sorry about you vision.

  11. NanNJ says:

    This is a gov’t ploy to encourage vaccination. Why else would we care…we are all vaccinated except those under the age of one. But vaccines don’t last, except the havoc they reap on your immune system. How many people have auto-immune diseases?? Just about everyone.

    1. Suzie G says:

      I saw today Free flu shots at CVS, No thanks

  12. Nurse Nancy says:

    The big deal with measles is the effect it has on developing babies in utero: causing blindness, severe neuro conditions. So that is the reason for hysteria with measles. Not to the person that may come down with it, but the woman who becomes exposed to it while carrying a child in utero

    1. BayAreaBill says:

      That’s German measles, not the measles they’re talking about. Get your facts straight. German measles is far less communicable. The main dander from common measles is high fever and respiratory infections. How lame.

  13. S. Britchky says:

    You can tell from some of the commenters just how great it is to live in the Information Age. We be more farther ahead, because of the information, I mean.

    1. Cowboy says:

      “We be more farther ahead” only if people actually read and comprehend what they have decided to not believe, and well as what they prefer.

  14. GermanMeaslesIsRubella says:

    The woman traveled from an airport in Europe to Dulles International Airport in Virginia to Denver International Airport and, finally, to New Mexico’s Albuquerque International Sunport, said CDC spokesman Tom Skinner.
    The woman, who traveled Tuesday, was diagnosed with the disease in New Mexico. SHE REFUSED THE MMR BECAUSE OF RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE.
    Measles was under control by 1950 if you got the shot. Imagine all those grey haired 30-40 yo ladies never got their kids the shots…join a union.

  15. Gary says:

    between Leslie and Mike, I think stupidy is the real disease!

  16. Gina says:

    I was vaccinated against measles as a baby, and contracted it when I was about 14 during an isolate outbreak that year in the United States of about 1200 people in 1992.
    After that outbreak they started requiring double inoculations against it. Up until then it was thought to be pretty much eradicated like smallpox.

    It happened in two stages, we didn’t realize it was the measles until the spots appeared a fay or two after the feverish stage. It hit fast and hard and a sustained fever of 105 for a few hours-requiring application of cold rags since we lived far from a hospital. My head and bones felt like they were going to shatter from the aching. The fever broke suddenly in my delirious sleep, and I thought I was fine, until at breakfast the 2nd morning after my family asked me if I looked in the mirror that morning. I was covered, inside and out with little red (but not raised) welts, and looked horrible. Called Dr back and he said he wanted me to come in THE BACK DOOR so as not to alarm anyone. They took my blood, which they said showed infection with a measles variant. It was reported to the CDC. Because of this, I am pretty much sure I am immune to symptoms, being both artificially and naturally inoculated.

    1. Cowboy says:

      Unfortunately, no vaccines are indefinately,, absolutely 100% effective, especially if the virus mutates… and mutation is a natural ‘thing’.

  17. Mike says:

    Sometimes I wonder about the stories Drudge puts in red letters. Din’t measles get eradicated in the 30’s. How does this stuff even make news?

    1. Sam McInroy says:

      If English measles was “eradicated in the 30’s,” then its re-emergence 80 years later would be real news, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, measles has always been around in the background, and its complications can be very severe, especially for adults and particularly for AIDS patients, where the fatality rate from measles, for those who contract the disease, is about 30%.

      Given the medical expertise I see on this board, I hope most of you will agree not to express an opinion or vote directly or indirectly on public-health matters.

      1. Vince Paul says:

        Sorry, Sammie. Turns out expressing opinions is sort of a Constitutional right. But what you really mean is, be quiet and let the experts tell you what to believe, right? Don’t ask questions, and just drink the koolaid. Ordinary people are capable of both learning a great deal about “public-health matters” just as medical professionals are capable of being misinformed, unethical, or flat out bought by big money pharmaceutical companies. Bottom line, our health is OUR OWN responsibility. We make choices because WE pay the price for it! Otherwise, we are left to the mercy of government officials, and must pray (if we’re still allowed to do so) that they are competent and benevolent. Worked out great for Germany in the 30s and 40s and the Soviet Union, didn’t it?
        I will say this, though: educate yourself. You and your family depend on you knowing what is the official government line, and what the real truth is. When you hear government types saying you don’t need to know, the science is settled, and anyone who disagrees is a wacko, you need to consider to whom you’re entrusting your well-being.
        One last word: parents of autistic kids are some of the MOST medically expert people on the planet. It isn’t a huge consolation to these parents that although the MMR vaccine, along with the other 3 to 5 vaccines the child got at the same time, MAY have caused a lifelong disability, but the child probably won’t get measles, mumps, or rubella. Almost all of these same parents were the quiet, trust the medical expert types _before_ their child was diagnosed. People like you, Sammie, accept the medical expertise of non-medical government officials as the gospel truth. That’s fine. But DON’T expect those who disagree with you, even if they are genuinely uninformed, to just shut up and take the shots without at least asking questions, nor to withhold our votes and voices! Again, that didn’t work too well in Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union, did it?

      2. Cowboy says:

        Vince, you are constitutionally entitled to any lame idea that comes into your head, regardless of actual scientific research., Sammie was just offering a suggestion, that you should really consider.

    2. Cowboy says:

      “Din’t measles get eradicated in the 30′s.”

      No, it ‘din’t’.

      1. Do homework

      2. Then opine

  18. Barry Bin Inhalin says:

    Are they also going to warn us of the possibility of catching the dreaded ‘disease’ diarrhhea from the poor sap in 13B?

    Typical CBS reporting. Sensationalize & exagerrate.

    1. Cowboy says:

      Find out more about “diarrhhea” and come back more informed.

      While it is usually just a bother, depending on it’s cause, it is fatal more times than you want to believe.

  19. Barb says:

    btw I should check my own wording. “contagious disease”

  20. Barb says:

    Measles is considered a contagious that’s why children are vaccinated. btw check spelling “definition”

  21. RUNY says:

    Measles is a very dangerous disease for pregnant women and can cause great harm to the child. Find out what you are talking about before making the inane comments here!!

    1. TC says:

      You are talking about RUBELLA (also known as German Measles). Rubella is rarely fatal and is a mild illness, but it can cause severe birth defects and miscarriage. RUBEOLA (known as measles) can kill you. In the year 2008 there were 164,000 people who died of measles (rubeola).

      1. Cowboy says:

        But those 164,000 people aren’t here posting about how measles is ‘nothing’.

  22. NanNJ says:

    But wait, we all have been vaccinated for measles, so no worry. Unless you know the vaccine scam and that your vaccines don’t protect you for more than a couple of years. Wake up. Vaccines are a scam and are making us chronically ill.

  23. Joan says:

    FYI I already had the measles when I was a kid My mom made all us kids eat off one another’s plates to get sick when one came down with these viruses in the late 50’s early 60’s. It was no big deal to get it when young. I tdont think I am too worried. Why do we even vaccinate for this disease? Most people sail through with no problems and vaccines can probably be more damaging.

    1. Cowboy says:

      Actually, real statistics contradict you comment about vaccinations.

      People who got bad cases of measles aren’t here posting.

  24. Scott Shinkle says:

    Just another symptom of our wonderful virtually open borders…3rd world people bringing all but eradicated disease back to our Country.

  25. Jamie says:

    Don’t worry, all those great MMR shots the gov’t crams in our faces with the mercury will prevent us all. Why should we worry right?

    1. Suzie G says:

      Now they are pushing the light bulbs that are made in China with mercury in them if one breaks you have to call a hazmat team to clean it up. No thanks I will keep my Thomas Edison’s

      1. Cowboy says:

        True, but that has nothing to do with vaccines.

    2. Cowboy says:

      “will prevent us all” what?

  26. abigail adams says:

    Measles is nothing to snicker at…I had a severe childhood case and lost my hearing (no inoculation back then) . I would much preferred to a have lived in a world with sound. I believe 100% in inoculation and vaccination. before vaccinations and inoculations what we think as common diseases, were left threatening. Many old cemeteries have rows and rows of those who died during epidemics.

  27. John says:

    From her 2nd or 3rd post, I get the idea that poor Leslie has confused the word “disease” with “epidemic.” And yes, I do see epidemic over-used, as well as pandemic. This one comes up all the time with the many flu variants, none of which ever turn out to be as bad as the doomsayers would have it. And yes, all of them are a disease.

  28. Anhiwake says:

    Born in 1957:

    Had Measles
    Had Mumps
    Had Chicken-pox

    German Measles hard on pregnant women.

    1. Susan says:

      Have you had any long term effects from measles or mumps?

  29. J says:

    Can measles be spread by pat-down?

    1. Vince Paul says:

      Actually, yes, it can. The measles virus can linger on surfaces, infectable, for hours. TSA agents aren’t known for changing gloves between fondles. Hopefully, this guy just went through the metal detector.

  30. sgbarnes says:

    There are two kinds of measles. My mother always characterized them as measles and bad measles. Evidentially one is worse than the other. She often spoke of how frightened they were about my having had the “bad” one. My vision has been quite bad all of my life as a result of the disease.

    What the article did not say was that the measles can do severe damaage to a pregnant woman and her baby. Of course they put out an alert. I hope no one becomes ill from this.

    As for autism being caused by vaccinations. It seems like there is an incredible amount of autism around. It has to be caused by something.

    1. Cowboy says:

      “It has to be caused by something” so we will just guess?

      I think it is caused by something in the water.

  31. Roxie Mannen says:

    yup everyone get your vaccines AGAIN in all honesty it was probably a vaccinated person who is carrying this around

    1. Cowboy says:

      In all honesty, your speculation is just a guess.

  32. Dave says:

    Why would you impeach Obama for practices begun by the Bush Admin?

    Bush Admin did far more to set back civil rights than the current Admin…or any admin since the founding of the country for that matter.

    1. Scott Shinkle says:

      Please give specific examples of practices begun by the Bush Admin have set back civil rights.

    2. vinko says:

      impeach Obama because hew has violated the Constitution

    3. Cowboy says:

      You forget the FDR administration, and Wilson

  33. tmak says:

    Ah could this be a warning that you should vaccinate for measles? I’m sure Merk is complaining that a huge chunk of people are not getting the MMR anymore and that may be at the root of the call for vaccination….

  34. Hank Warren says:

    This is all Obamacare’s fault, which is yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

    1. Suzie G says:

      You forgot to mention our BIBLES and our Flag. Wake up America join a Tea Party and We the people can take our country back. AMEN

  35. Cindi says:

    Don’t laugh at measles. It can kill. The alarming thing is that perfectly healthy people have developed serious complications from measles because they don’t treat it seriously. Rest and please stay away from me.

    1. Cowboy says:

      True. Those who had mild cases post and scoff. Those who had severe cases cannot.

  36. TwoThousandTwelve says:

    Thank an Illegal Immigrant for Measles and Whooping Cough…

  37. hello says:

    That’s German measles, caused by a different virus. Regular measles, while having the potential to cause serious illness, doesn’t cause birth defects.

  38. intlctlrdnck says:

    The individual diagnosed with Measles is a resident of Santa Fe County in NM, and so this alert also pertains to the Albuquerque International Airport. It is believed the individual contracted the disease on a trip abroad.

  39. Ibeen Vaccinated says:

    I would have liked more detail in this story. For instance, the heaviest exposure would be to those riding along in the airplane that arrived at C39. Why aren’t we alerting them in particular? How about those at the gate from the departure city?

    Leslie is a probably an old troll, but the level of science and health education is so poor, most parents today have no insight into how bad this could get.

  40. desertkat says:

    We all had the measles when we were growing up. Not a problem for any of us. Kids all got it and all got well. It is now that we have the vaccination that we have so many problems. Kids don’t get it anymore (like chickenpox) and the vaccination wears off without a booster as a young adult. If you get the measles as an adult, you are much more susceptible to problems. Measles and chickenpox are kids diseases and don’t usually really harm children. Only in rare cases.

    1. Dee in Pa says:

      You are confusing German Measles with Measles. I almost died from Measles as a child. German Measles is not so serious.

      1. Cowboy says:

        I died from measles as a child

    2. ruby2sday says:

      A measle epidemic almost wiped out the Hawai’ians in the 1800’s. I think it killed about 2/3 of the native population. Measles is actually a very serious disease.

  41. Bruce says:

    @upstater…. “us poor folks?” If you are one of ‘us’ Canadians why do you call yourself upstater? Please don’t lie.

    1. Gil says:

      I know a few Canadians, one of whom needed a surgery, they were told the wait would be more than 4 years for a slot. He sold his vacation house, used the cash to have the operation in Seattle…

      Canada has its problems, don’t buy into all the hype the leftist idiots spout off.

  42. Upstater says:

    @Leslie: I live with socialized health care and many with the ability to get care in the US cross the border. If you don’t believe me, just do some checking. Wealthy Canadians often cross the border (even prominent politicians like the Premier (ie, Governor) of Newfoundland, Danny Williams). The rest of us poor folks pay the higher taxes and often wait, and wait, and wait…

  43. blueridge says:

    I had a friend who was mostly deaf. His mother contracted measles while she was pregnant.

  44. Keats says:

    Boy, I ‘m glad you guys corrected Leslie on her “omigod it’s a disease!” rant. Perhaps he/she should look up the history of Measles and how many thousands of people it has killed worldwide throughout history. My mother is 78 and was shocked by Leslie’s rant. Polio and Measles – that’s what struck fear into people’s hearts in my mother’s generation. Measles also causes miscarriages and premature births.

  45. yo bro says:

    Gate C 39 operated by Southwest Airlines

    1. Keith says:

      Thank you!

  46. Leslie Foreal says:

    Maybe you should look up what measles does to you before you go spouting off about how much your doctor is going to charge?

    Also, I don’t see how your own ignorance of what a disease is should make any doctor ashamed to use the term. Measles is highly contagious and often has complications resulting in permanent damage, sometimes, albeit rarely, death.

  47. Ernie Selchow says:

    This would not be a big deal if the knuckle-head in England had not started the “autism is caused by vaccinations” scare. This has left a number of young people vulnerable to situations like this, as their parents have bought into that hoax. Measles is a serious illness (or disease or medical condition).

    1. ca2011 says:

      This is also why we have imigration laws – part of the process involves medical screenings to make sure folks with infectious diseases are not entering our country (whooping cough, anyone?).

      Couple that with folks afraid to get their children vacinated and…well, we’re in for a bumpy ride.

      1. ClearyJ says:

        We have immigration laws? I know we have citizen travel laws – “Waht to x-ray and grope a fellow citizen today? Join the TSA! We are looking for unpatriotic perverts who will finally have a legal way to get their jollies” DHS is such a joke. A nightmare joke. They won’t secure our southern border (the Gods themselves might know why, but The Messiah doesn’t answer to them, or anyone else – after all – he’s the MESSIAH) but they’ll feel up the crotch and breasts of the women in my and your life. And now, apparently, they are lax on disease. Just be glad this wasn’t ebola.

      2. md says:

        Gee I thought that everybody had been given MMR vaccine…. doesn’t it work?
        Why the paranoia?

    2. Paul Sanford says:

      Andrew Wakefield has disgraced himself with an unconscionable body count, along with Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carey. They all deserve to die of preventable “disease” (Ooops! apologies to Leslie Norris for using that word). We need a vaccine against self-righteous ignorance.

    3. Vince Paul says:

      Wow. That’s quite a condemnation, given the lack of facts. Oh, those inconvenient facts that: big pharmaceutical companies are granted immunity to civil liability even if they negligently taint their products with other diseases; a mercury-bearing product called Thimerasol is used to preserve most vaccines, and parents are not warned of the risks; Wakefield originally only noted parents’ statements that their children’s severe gastrointestinal problems all followed their MMR vaccine; the schedule of childhood vaccines has gone from 10 in the ’60s to 36 currently, while simultaneously the incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has gone from 1 in 1000 to 1 in 100 over the same period; every “authority” who claims vaccines are extremely safe is tied to the pharmaceutical industry; and every attempt to discuss the issue rationally is met with personal attacks, “common knowledge” which isn’t scientifically tested, and closed-minded stupidity, such at these comments here. ONE IN A HUNDRED CHILDREN are getting a life-affecting, brain-damaging condition, but you attack the parents who want their kids to be safe??? I hope YOUR kids get ASD! Odds are, if yours don’t, you will know someone whose kids have to suffer because of your attitude and ignorance.

      1. SuzieG says:

        Vince you are exactly correct. When are people going to see the LIGHT?. I guess it takes someone like us to know the truth. The funny thing about it is that I am not a Doctor and thru my research I found this to be the TRUTH. LORD HELP US and his children…….Pray against SATAN and the EVIL DEVIL. GOD BLESS YOU KEEP THE COURAGE, Spanigh flu 1918 sound familiar

      2. Lola says:

        Very well spoken, Vince Paul! Although I wouldn’t wish ASD on anyone, certainly not a child who’s parents who simply haven’t investigated their facts. There was a great article years ago in Forbes, I think, about following the money trail. Informed parents have known vaccines carry serious risks long before Wakefield’s research. Researchers in Australia and New Zealand found evidence that SIDS was connected to the DTAP vaccine decades ago. It was never well publicized because these researchers can’t getting the funding they need to do large scale studies. The pharmaceutical companies and the government are the only ones with deep pockets for that kind of work, and they will be legally liable if the evidence proves that vaccines do real harm. We need independent safety studies of vaccines!

      3. Cathy says:

        Well said, Vince. As a mother of a child diagnosed with autistic symptoms at the age of two, I can’t thank you enough! While one vaccine, in and of itself, may not be the culprit, children with compromised/reduced immune systems are especially vulnerable to the INCREASE in the NUMBER of vaccinations given with rapid fire at a point in their lives when they do not already have their immune systems built up yet. Our children are at risk simply due to the fact that they receive so many vaccines so closely together. They are actually being injected with viruses that their bodies have to respond to, and some children’s immune systems may not be able to handle the overload/assault to their immune systems the same way that other children can (which is why not everyone is affected). Parents do not understand that they have the right to at least space these vaccinations further apart (they don’t have to give them up all together) and do NOT have to abide by the “time-line” dictated by the CDC. My son’s symptoms became noticeable after he was given even above and beyond what is laid out by this schedule. Because of his compromised immune system he was always sick as an infant/toddler so he was behind in his vaccination schedule. They were trying to get him “caught up” and he was given 5 different doses of various things in one office visit. To this day I will not get him a flu shot due to the Thimerasol it contains. Thank God by giving him the proper diet free of chemicals/additives/preservatives, etc. I have been able to help his immune system get stronger. He was also diagnosed early so I was able to get him intervention at a young age and he is doing quite well now. To any new parent, do your homework, use your common sense, and make sure the vaccinations are spread out over a long enough span of time. If your child has just been sick and their immune system is in a weakened condition, make sure they are completely well before they receive a vaccine.

      4. Al Gore says:

        you’re forgetting McDonalds happy meals, they started in the 60’s too and coincide with the increase period of ASD. Ronald McGonald needs to addresss this concerned but he thinks everythings a joke.

      5. Gil says:

        The reason obesity is climbing like it is, the “poor” have learned that making food takes time, with discretionary cash they can buy cheap food at McDonalds. Want to cut out this problem? Cut welfare down to something simple, food staples, cans of tuna and bags of rice. Don’t like it, get off welfare and get a job.

      6. Angry Pediatrician says:

        There has been no thimerosal in childhood vaccines since 2001. In the meantime, the incidence of autism has increased, not decreased as it would have if thimerosal caused autism. There have been countless studies which have shown no connection between vaccines and autism. Several studies have also disproven any rumor of a connection between DTap and SIDS. Follow the money trail? The biggest expense pediatricians have is purchasing vaccines, and many times insurances don’t even reimburse them for the purchase cost- they certainly do not see vaccines as a moneymaker. Pharmaceutical companies have to spend millions of dollars before a vaccine is brought to market, and run studies for years. If you take your child to a playground they will be exposed to more viral antigens than all vaccines combined. And no, giving vaccines to children who are sick does not cause harm. The money trail you should be following is that leading to charlatans who promote the vaccines cause autism theory because they profit from it- administering sometimes dangerous chelating agents to children to remove the “toxic metals” from their system, etc. The older generation who lost siblings and children to deadly diseases are now dying out. The population remaining are ignorant of medical knowledge and have no memory of the diseases that often wiped out entire families. I am very familiar with autism, since I have many patients affected by it, I have my own children with Aspergers, and have several relatives with it. I have no fear of vaccinating my children.

      7. Eddie says:

        You anti-vaccine people are nuts. And not just the harmless kind of nuts, you are dangerous nuts. You are using junk science to scare moms into not vaccinating their kids.

        Irresponsible dangerous nuts.

    4. Suzie G says:

      I spoke to a woman who’s son has autism and she knew that it is from the mmd shot. She does not have time to persue it, but she knew and said that she could not believe that some had the same thought, Read about the Spanish Flu 1817 may explain more. Everyone has conspiracy therory’s. You just have to find the TRUTH and do your own research, Seek and you will find. None are so dumb as those who choose to not listen and are so dumb as to not want to understand. You can lead a person to knowledge but you can;t make them think.

      1. Suzie G says:

        Coorection Spanish Flu 1918

    5. sixgun says:

      Vaccines are admitted to cause a host of problems, all affecting different people in different ways.
      my son was normal until he got his series of shots, his fever shot up, he turned ghost white, and needed flight for life to save his life.
      he is now considered autistic.
      forgive my ignorance while I bask in your knowledge.
      After 3 yrs of research, I have reached the conclusion that not only do vaccines cause autism, but cause guillian-barre syndrome, narcolepsy, and outright death.
      Please shoot these poisons into your own children, and when it happens to someone you love, you will have the rest of your life to learn the truth.

      1. Cowboy says:

        Free Clue: People are known to become autistic without vaccines.

      2. ruby2sday says:

        All the people who ate carrots during the civil war are dead! Don’t eat carrots they are deadly.

    6. DJJ says:

      It’s idiots like you that think it’s a hoax because you never do your own reaserch. They have proven MANY side affects of vaccines INCLUDING autism.

      1. Cowboy says:

        Actually, no.

      2. ruby2sday says:

        Cowboy is correct. There are many claims of problems, but never been proved. Claims don’t constitute proof. Remember, don’t eat carrots.

      3. Scott Batten says:

        Right, and Measles
        Africa last year
        is perfectly harmless.

    7. Bryan says:

      Ernie you sir are so mis-informed its frightening.

    8. Sophie says:

      There are many DR’s who don’t advocate immunizations based on medical data, all of which are not tied to pharmaceutical companies. Yes measles can be a very serious illness but so also are the very real and harmful effects of vaccination.

      1. Cowboy says:

        Many Drs rightfully get sued for malpractice

    9. Nan says:

      Yes, measles can be serious, but those of us who are older caught measles and most of us survived just fine without a vaccine. There is something to be said for allowing the human immune system to build up antibodies on its own. Same is true of chickenpox and all the other diseases once considered a normal part of childhood.

  48. Leslie Leslie says:

    Come on, really? Only one case of measles in 2006, one in 2004, and two in 2000? And none in between? Get real!

    1. Scott Batten says:

      Only one ect in the US.

      Africa last year. Wake up to what exists. It isn’t in the US because we vaccinate heavily.

  49. Leslie Groves says:

    The word “disease” comes from the prefix “dis” and the root word” ease” — so technically, any medical condition that causes dis-ease is.. well, you know, a disease. Calm down. It’s going to b e okay. If you were so huffed up about insurance, you’d be out there helping people push for true socialist healthcare. Doctors are always going to charge patients and pass it to privatized insurance companies in a capitalist system. This is what the boomer generation left us with. So, thank your parents. And take the issue up with them

  50. Leslie Norris says:

    OK I give up !!!!!!! I thought I’d heard every thing possible called a “disease”. Now Measles is a disease??? I have looked up the defination of disease on Wikipedia and it says it can be construed to be a medical condition. What I have heard in the past is that doctors can charge the patient and of course pass it on to the insurance companies to get more money. I would love to know if that is true. I am so sick of disease this and disease that. What next…Pregnancy Disease? If it is a term used to get more money, then you should be ashamed Dr. Dave Hnida for using it and misleading people.

    1. Bitter Clinger says:

      OMG, I saw this too!! What’s next, a red alertn that I may have been exposed to a “cold” virus? Who can I sue.

      1. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

        “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” ~ H. L. Mencken

    2. kguerra says:

      Of course it’s a disease. What did you think it was? A bad back is a condition.

      Other infectious diseases: Small Pox, Pertusis, Tuberculosis.
      Non-infectious diseases: Coronary artery disease, lung cancer, Multiple Sclerosis.

      Measles is particularly infectious and can quickly cause widespread epidemics, especially among children. A small percentage of those will go on to develop central nervous symptoms (encephalitis) with resultant permanent damage. It’s a serious issue.

      1. Jcher says:

        You are right. Others are wrong. That’s exactly what it is, i.e., here is the medical definition: “an acute highly contagious viral disease with fever.” And, it should be noted that it can be fatal. To minimize this “disease” is foolhardy.

      2. nelson says:

        KGUERRA, a bad back is often classified as “degenerative disk disease”…

      3. Bob J says:

        I’m skeptical. Vaccines are really pushed hard in the USA and we Americans are among the sickest population on the planet. I’m wondering if this is a ploy to drum up customers for the vaccine manufacturers, despite the fact it seems modern-day vaccines are doing more harm than good, giving kids seizures and other problems. Perhaps you can explain why mercury is a standard ingredient in vaccines, despite the known fact it harms the nervous system.

    3. disbelief says:

      @leslie norris, bitter

      are you trolls, or just that stupid?

      thank you

      1. proudnot2bliberal says:

        remember many of these post are from Denver afar left city thier former mayor Hickenlooper was a buffoon

    4. davec says:

      only fools rely on Wiki for RELIABLE info.


      1. oldmangruff says:

        A book is a single source; Wikipedia is crowd-sourced and provides citations. If there’s no citation, then remain skeptical. If there’s a citation (usually there are multiple), follow it and check it for accuracy. Only a fool would rely on a single source like a book instead of Wikipedia. And you are clearly a fool — that’s putting it very, very nicely, by the way.

      2. oldmangruff says:

        By the way, I imagine this will be lost on you, but for others who might be fooled by your silly and uninformed comment, study this before relying on a single source:

      3. Cowboy says:

        Better – Wkik AND a couple books.

        But you are generally right. Wiki is a decent starting place for links, but not for real info.

    5. Paul Sanford says:

      It’s only a virus that causes fever and rash with possible permanent brain injury or death. It’s not like “restless leg” syndrome or “some other excuse to convince you to buy our drug” syndrome. Relax and give your disease fatigue a rest. Measles is not a big pharma conspiracy. Or if you would rather give up!!!!! That’s fine too. I know! A brain is a difficult thing to operate isn’t it.

      1. Paul S is a Goose says:

        A virus coming out of DIA, you mean the place with pictures of kids in coffins and soldiers in gas masks. No conspiracy there, all very normal. Have a look at the capstone “goose”, says “new world order corporation”.

        1. Cowboy says:

          If you do any actual research, you will find that numerous different causes have a “new world order” in mind.

          Corporations are just there to make a profit, regardless of who’s “new world order” we get.

    6. Chiquelitz says:

      Leslie…yes, Measles was another horrible affliction that affected millions of people. During the ’50’s when I grew up, I was horribly sick w/ measles, mumps, chicken pox, etc. I recall using a bell to alert my parents…I could not speak. Anyone born after 1970 has no idea how horribly ill one can become with some of these viruses. My mom contracted polio in 1954…she was 29 yrs of age. One day she woke up and couldn’t move her legs. They took her away to a Sanitarium for over a year. You cannot imagine how dreadful these diseases are. You’re sick of this disease and that? Just wait until one knocks you down my dear. And these miserable viruses will likely do so.

      1. Martha finney says:

        Excellent reply. I worry that a cavalier reaction to measles is an advance taste of how the younger generations’ reaction would be at the threat of political oppression thru dictatorship.. They just weren’t around for the very real scares.

      2. Marie says:

        Thank you for posting this, since so many people now downplay the seriousness of these “diseases”,, “afflictions”, or “illnesses”…whatever people want to call them. They are very real and can be very serious. The generation now has no idea how bad it once was and now are choosing not to vaccinate their children, a very unwise decision, as I am sure the future will show more and more outbreaks of these illnesses as fewer and fewer people will have immunities to them.

      3. Scott Batten says:

        And God help us if smallpox gets released again today, since anyone after 1970 has no immunity to it, and no vaccine for it is being given out for prevention.

    7. Carolyn says:

      Makes me wonder just exactly what it is. It is NOT measles you can bet on it. My first thought was, this is an excuse to cordon off the airport and let the elites get into the bunkers underneath. Apparently “something” is in the wind or “up”. Pay careful attention, everyone! Heads up and PRAY!

      1. pcpatticakes says:

        Oh please little girl….get away from your internet readings scare tactics that are poisoning your mind and read some REAL literature about what goes on in the REAL world..particularly before you were born, and some VERY SCARY REAL DISEASES were put under control. Hopefully you will never have to know what it was like. Thanks to scare tactics that some people read on the internet, and take to be true…some haven’t been vaccinated against these REAL diseases and they are starting to come back.

    8. Dee in Pa says:

      It is a highly contagious disease that was controlled pretty much in the US because of a vaccine . I can’t believe you have never heard of it . You must be very young or stupid.

    9. Chris says:

      You might want to do some more research before you show everyone just how stupid you are. I contracted the measles when I was seven and I almost died from it. In fact it left my vision so bad that I have been legally blind. I had 105 degree temp, hallucinations from the fever, and I was sick for over 2 weeks. While I am in the minority of people who got the measles this bad, it is still a disease and used to be a potentially deadly one. So wise up before opening your mouth.

    10. Vee Kay says:

      Can this person really be this uneducated?????? Are they from Wisconsin??????

      1. Cowboy says:

        Worse yet, a Wisconsin union?

      2. Cowboy says:

        Worse yet, a Wisconsin public union?

    11. egemacated says:

      You are a moron. It has always been a disease.

    12. Billdo Bagginsby says:

      The term disease broadly refers to any condition that impairs normal function. Commonly, this term is used to refer specifically to infectious diseases, which are clinically evident diseases that result from the presence of pathogenic microbial agents, including viruses, bacteria, fungi,…

      So you are upset that Dr Hnida used the term disease correctly? OMG, for shame for SHAME! If you werent wasting your life making ignorant comments on the internet and went to school and learned something, you could also be smart and get paid by people for studying so much and becoming a doctor. If you dont like doctors who often have no lives due to their work schedule, then shutup and dont go see them, Im sure they would not mind NOT having people like you as patients.
      A person got measles, young children can die from it, its a rightful newsstory, deal with it along with your mental disease, that goes for the rest of the nuts making comments

    13. Charles says:

      Any dern fool knows the measles is a disease. Where the heck have you been? DUH!

    14. larry says:

      [mee-zuhlz] Show IPA
      ( used with a singular or plural verb ) Pathology .
      an acute infectious disease occurring mostly in children, characterized by catarrhal and febrile symptoms and an eruption of small red spots; rubeola.
      any of certain other eruptive diseases. Compare German measles.

    15. Bob says:

      Measles would be considered a disease. I’m not so sure about being addicted to alcohol. The thing I like about Wikipedia is that is entertaining to read even though the facts may not be accurate.

    16. Dr. Haubner says:

      amen, Get your kids vaccinated with 50 different shots starting at two weeks old because there are hundreds of communicable diseases that WILL kill you, take the DHS ORANGE alerts seriously and submit to their strip searches, because there is a wild-eyed terrorist in a turbin around every corner, pay every dime you earn in taxes and watch the evening news to learn what to be afraid of next. It is all for your safety. It has nothing to do with making $billiions on vaccines that you don’t need. It has nothing to do with getting you to submit to overreaching power by the elite and politically connected. JUSt pay up and submit…all will be well.

      1. Bob says:

        Yes, vaccines are pushed hard in the USA — much too hard in my opinion. Just yesterday I read a story about a scientist who contracted the Bubonic Plague and died. He was doing research on it. One has to wonder why a researcher would be messing with this stuff, and why the story was reported, since the Bubonic Plague is extremely rare these days. We were all worked up over Anthrax a few years ago, and the results of a recently concluded investigation found no link whatsoever to the man arrested for using it. In fact, the findings were quite embarrassing for the government because the Anthrax was of such a pure state that only a top expert could have made it. I see where this country is headed and very little makes sense anymore unless one takes a “follow the money” perspective.

    17. rocketw says:

      Are you nuts? Measles, in Webster’s Dictionary, is “an acute, infectious, communicable DISEASE.” (Caps added.) Get educated and quit getting all of your “information” off of that idiot site Wikipedia.

      Good grief.

    18. Deb says:

      Measles is a disease, it’s highly contagious, and it can be quite serious, particularly if someone pregnant is exposed because it causes birth defects. Your ignorance shines!

    19. Dolores says:

      Are you out of your mind? Measles is a dangerous disease.
      Measles is an infectious disease and can quickly cause epidemics, especially among children. Some will develop central nervous symptoms (encephalitis) with resultant permanent damage. It’s a serious issue. You should consider yourself lucky to be warned. They could have hid this from the public.

      Having had the measles back in the 1950s it is not a pleasant experience and being warned about it has nothing to do with anyone getting “more money.” But while we are on the subject of money, if you have any, maybe you should consider therapy!

    20. cactus says:

      Thank you Leslie Norris for the ignorant commentary. I needed the laugh!

    21. MWR says:

      I’m sorry, are you saying measles ISN’T a disease? Of coures it’s a disease. That’s why we have a vaccination for it: the MMR vaccine. A vaccination, I might add, that many stupid people have not given their children because of the unfounded fear that vaccinations cause autism. Hence this warning.

    22. tld62 says:

      Yes, measles is a disease! You’re using Wikipedia as a reference??? There’s the problem.

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