A Nebraska Daycare Center encourages parents of unimmunized children to keep their children at home after one of their employees was hospitalized with a rare and potentially life-threatening airborne bacteria. [1
Epiglottitis, according to Mayo Clinic, is a rare and potentially life-threatening infection that causes the epiglottis to swell and block airflow to the trachea. It is most commonly caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and can be spread by coughing or sneezing.
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The hiring of day care was considered facility for a few days, but eventually decided against it.
"Given this information, we had considered closing the center for the remainder of the week to do a thorough cleaning. After careful consideration, however, we have decided "We will take time today and in the next few days to purify ourselves as thoroughly as we can." for the children.
The letter urged parents to make new provisions for children who were not vaccinated against Hib.
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Hib Vaccination in infants contr rarely made drama epiglottitis, but the day care worker who had the infection was vaccinated according to the letter.
A recent call to restrict parents' ability to demand vaccination exceptions comes as an outbreak in the Pacific Northwest has made more than 50 people ill.
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