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A nurse in Texas was released after she reportedly had published information about a patient with measles for a vaccine on Facebook page
The patient, a toddler who is believed to have measles, was treated at the Texas Children's Hospital where the nurse works.
The nurse reportedly shared information about his condition with the "Proud Parents Unvaccinated Children's Texas" Facebook page, in posts that have since been deleted.A worried parent who saw the posts made screenshots on Friday and posted them on the Facebook page of Texas Children's Hospital.
"For the first time in my career, I saw measles this week … and honestly, it was tough. This kid was terribly ill, "the nurse allegedly wrote in her post." I think it's easy for us nonvoxists to make assumptions, but most of us have never seen any of these diseases and will never see them. By no means have I changed my vax attitude, and I'll never do it. But I just wanted to share my experiences and how much worse it was than I expected. "
" Seeing it made me a little more humble and maybe a bit more understanding, "she added." I will continue my little journey without Vax without remorse, but I will definitely have more compassion for those who vigorously vaccinate . "
The nurse also added details of how the child was likely to develop measles and said that she was considering taking the virus home to give to her own 1
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Parent who shared the post called the hospital to reconsider the nurse for staff.
"It is frightening that you have used an antivax RN in the pediatric intensive care unit," they wrote. "My immunocompromised child needs protection from vaccine-preventable diseases."
"This is EXACTLY why the measles are experiencing a comeback," they added. "There are whole Facebook groups in Texas trying to get a sample of this child's measles so they can arrange a measles party (deliberately expose children to measles for & immunity to natural immunity." 19659003] Texas Children's Hospital responded to the post office an hour later that they were looking into the situation, and the nurse was fired the next day, they tell PEOPLE in a statement.
"We were made aware that one of our nurses published protected health information about a patient on social media, and we take these things very seriously because the privacy and well-being of our patients is always the top priority no longer in the organization. "
Measles were withdrawn from the US in 2000 after the vaccination program for children began in 1994, but is still common in other parts of the world, such as Europe. Asia, Pacific and Africa. Cases in the US typically begin after someone has returned from international travel, and the highly contagious disease can spread rapidly in communities with unvaccinated people, even though the majority of Americans vaccinate their children. Centers for Disease Control offer a recommended vaccination schedule.