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March 23, 2019

It happened again. More toxic stuff the US exports

Costa Rica Quarantines U.S. Anti-Vaxx Missionary Family Who Brought Measles

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/nosacredcows/2019/03/costa-rica-quarantines-u-s-anti-vaxx-missionary-family-who-brought-measles/

A family of anti-vaxxer Christian missionaries from the United States is under a well-deserved quarantine after they brought measles to Costa Rica.

The 11-member family, including two parents and nine children, was placed under strict isolation orders after two of the kids tested positive for measles. Two others are still awaiting their test results, according to local reports.

In a press conference from the Presidential House the head of Health, Daniel Salas reported that the Costa Rican Institute for Research and Education in Nutrition and Health (INCIENSA) had confirmed that two children under 7 and 9 years old members of that family tested positive in measles, after receiving a few days ago the visit of another US citizen who showed symptoms of the disease.

The authorities confirmed that the 11 people of the family nucleus (father, mother and nine children) were unvaccinated, despite the fact that their home in Cóbano de Puntarenas was visited on three different occasions by Technical Assistants of Primary Health Care (ATAPS). In those visits no one was located inside the house and it was also confirmed that children between 1 and 17 years of age were not included in the Costa Rican Educational System, so they did not receive the vaccine during the periodic visit they made…

Minister Salas confirmed that the family has been living in Costa Rica for two years, they are missionaries and do not have social security. During the contagion period, they visited different locations in the Nicoya peninsula as well as in the province of Limón, forcing the authorities to expand the investigation to determine possible infections to other people without vaccination.

This is part of a larger global trend when it comes to measles cases. Earlier this month, I reported that Iceland was facing its biggest measles outbreak in decades thanks to an unvaccinated visitor. And in January, anti-vaxx beliefs were labeled a top 10 health threat by the World Health Organization.

2 Comments »

  1. “It’s time to get tough with these caravans of ignorant diseased migrants from some shithole country who come here and threaten to start epidemics among our own great people,” the President of Costa Rica did not say. But he would have had every right to say it.

    Costa Rica has had government-provided health care since 1941, which over time has been extended to cover most of the population. The country’s average life expectancy is longer than that of the US, despite being significantly poorer. By any reasonable measure they’re doing a much better job than the US in the field of health care. They’re not going to tolerate a bunch of superstitious ignoramuses from the US putting all that at risk with their nonsense.

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    Comment by Infidel753 — March 23, 2019 @ 11:44

    • Hello Infidel. Grand information, thanks for adding it. I hate that the secular country I once thought was the forefront of information, technology, and science is now thought of as a religious backwater. We have done this to ourselves. I am sorry but any country that religion takes over it tries to revert time to the days it’s holy books were written in or about. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — March 23, 2019 @ 12:11


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