Greenwood Preschooler Does Not Have Measles, State Says

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GREENWOOD (KFSM) – A Greenwood preschooler tested for measles earlier this month does not have measles, a state official said Friday (Feb. 20).

Preschool Extraordinaire in Greenwood sent a letter to parents this month alerting them that a student had undergone blood tests to determine whether the child has measles. (Click here to read the letter.)

However, the blood work determined the child does not have measles or rubella, a state official said.

5NEWS is not naming the child to protect the child’s identity and gender.

Two state officials who asked to remain anonymous earlier this week said they did not believe the child had measles but declined to release information on whether the child has been vaccinated, citing health privacy laws.

In the last 10 years, six cases of measles have been reported in Arkansas, said Kerry Krell, state Department of Health spokeswoman. In each case, the patient had not been vaccinated, she said.

Krell said there currently are no measles cases in Arkansas, adding the last outbreak in the state occurred in 2012, when four cases were reported in Northwest Arkansas.

“There are no cases of measles in Arkansas,” Krell said Friday (Feb. 20).

 

 

11 comments

  • crazy prepper uncle theory

    (No one finds me defending Channel 5 as disturbing as do I, but … ) It’s common practice not to identify minors in news stories such as this. No conspiracy theory here, so go back to your chemtrails and Benghazi reddits.

  • Travis Nevels

    FLU A IS HERE AND MUCH WORSE THAN MEASLES , STOP THE FEAR PORN AND TRYING TO GET THE SHEEP TO GET THEMERISOL SHOTS ( POPULATION CONTROL UNDER AGENDA 21) , TO BAD “THE 2015 FLU SHOT IS 23% EFFECTIVE”. (CDC)

  • misinformation spreads like disease

    Dude, seriously? There hasn’t been thimerosal in vaccination shots in more than a decade.

  • Ty Thacker

    Dr. Maurice Hilleman, the creator of the measles and many other vaccines, admits in this interview originally aired on PBS that vaccines are dangerous and all contain wild undetectable viruses that cause cancer, leukemia, and more diseases. As Chief of the vaccine division of Merck Pharmaceuticals he witnessed the AIDS virus and SV40 cancer viruses deliberately allowed to go into polio and other vaccines. He also states that the media and government lied and covered up the truth that polio was not stopped by the vaccine, but rather introduced the cancer epidemic in this country.

    • can't get rich off of healthy people

      Uh, you didn’t know the whole pharmaceutical-industrial complex was solely about making money at any cost? And that the drug benefits are just a side effect? Duped.

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