Yesterday, I promised a continuation of my smallpox post. That will be in a day or so. Thanks for your patience. By the way, thank you to everyone for visiting this blog. My first day garnered >130 visitors, and I was pretty pleased.
So, onto the subject at hand. Yesterday, the first case of measles since 2012 was reported in Georgia. A baby brought it from another country. As the linked story accurately reports, measles is widespread in many countries.
So, with apologies to Charlie Daniels, where’s the devil in all of this? It’s hard to blame the baby. We are not isolated from any infection occurring anywhere in the world. That’s reality. How do we protect ourselves from such a threat? Get the vaccine. Get your booster vaccine if you think you might not be immune. That stops you from getting ill and can stop the transmission of measles to another (subject of another post). To do otherwise is to make a deal with the devil.