NOTE: Last week a local Facebook group Mom posted a photo of her son's peeling, red feet, asking a large group of local Moms "What is this?" They all chimed in - "COXSACKIE!" And then they offered her sympathy, recommended quarantine ideas, and generally supported her, saying they too had dealt with this common childhood disease. It was a nice display of Moms supporting Moms. Had she said, "What is this?" and there were spots all over his face, the response would have been different. "Measles!" And panic, blame and shame may well have been the follow up, instead of the same advice about quarantine and managing discomfort. Measles means BAD MOM. Coxsackie does not. Why? Because there is a vaccine for Measles, formerly a common childhood illness that bonded Moms in coffee klatches and Tupperware parties. Need proof? Look at this article - there's NO mention that measles is deadly. It's generally not to a healthy child. In fact it was sitcom fodder for decades, from the Flintstones to the Brady Bunch. "Measles is such a concern, because one, it's preventable. We have a vaccination that can prevent it," Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of the Harris County, Texas, Health System, told KTRK. "And two, it's so easily transmittable to someone else. ... Vaccines save lives.”
Texas nurse fired after posting about patient's measles on anti-vaccination page
From ABC News:
A nurse at a hospital in Texas where a toddler tested positive for measles has been fired after she posted about the diagnosis on an anti-vaccination website, according to hospital officials.
The employee's firing comes just one day after Texas Children's Hospital said it was investigating the incident.
"We were made aware that one of our nurses posted protected health information regarding a patient on social media," the hospital said in a statement Tuesday night. "We take these matters very seriously as the privacy and well-being of our patients is always a top priority. After an internal investigation, this individual is no longer with the organization."
Texas Children's Hospital in Houston said Monday it stopped a nurse from seeing patients after she reportedly posted about a young boy’s condition on an anti-vaccination group on Facebook, according to a statement.
She allegedly wrote about the case on the "Proud Parents of Unvaccinated Children - Texas" Facebook page, which has since been deleted. A concerned parent posted screenshots of the unidentified nurse’s comments on the hospital's Facebook page late Friday. Read more here.