A mother has revealed that her baby almost died after she had contracted measles and fought for a week for her life in the hospital.
Alba, daughter of Jilly Moss, was rushed to A & E after she became limp, did not respond to her parents and developed an air-high fever of more than 40 ° C (104 ° F).
Doctors were forced to give Alba oxygen and antibiotics while fighting desperately to keep her alive.
Alba, who became one on April 1, is now home after her trial earlier this month, but still suffers from a bad cough.
In a Facebook share that was shared 27,000 times, Moss Moss tosses against vaxxers for spreading infections by refusing to have their children vaccinated.
Alba still had to get her measles, because the first dose of BMR is only given the month after the first birthday of a child.
Jilly Moss (left) has revealed that her baby almost died after she had contracted measles from the child of an anti-vaxxer. Alba (photo on the right at the hospital) fought more than a week before her life in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital earlier this month after becoming floppy and unresponsive
In a Facebook post (photo) that has been shared 27,000 times, Ms. Moss strikes anti-vaxxers who accidentally spread infections by refusing to have their children vaccinated
Mrs. Moss claims that her daughter was diagnosed with measles as soon as she arrived at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
& # 39; At the moment, her eyes were swollen and she could not open them & # 39 ;, she told The Sun.
After excluding other conditions such as meningitis and Kawasaki disease – causing the blood vessels of the heart to swell – Alba was officially diagnosed.
Unable to swallow, Alba had to be fed through a tube for eight days. Moss also claims that the young person's body is & # 39; swollen & # 39; and was too dehydrated for doctors to take her blood.
Moss wrote on Facebook and wrote: & # 39; It was absolutely horrible to see how our daughter is fighting this with her eyes closed for four days.
& # 39; She has been in the dark, afraid of a high fever that lasted more than two weeks.
# In the hospital she is scanned, x-rayed, poked, irritated, blood is taken, lumbar punctures done, cannulas applied, swabs taken, ECG, obs done every 20 minutes.
& # 39; Probe feeding, to an infusion, oxygen, full of drugs, anti-inflammatory analgesics … you name it, she has had it. & # 39;
Alba & # 39; s body & # 39; swelled up & # 39 ;, making her & # 39; unable to open her eyes for four days & # 39; (seen left in the hospital). The young person also developed virgin red, spotty rash (straight in the hospital)
WHAT IS MAASLES, WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND HOW CAN YOU CATCH IT?
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that easily spreads from an infected person through coughing, sneezing or even just breathing.
Symptoms develop between six and 19 days after infection and include a runny nose, cough, sore eyes, fever, and rash.
The rash appears as red and spotty spots on the hairline that go down over several days, turn brown and eventually fade.
Some children complain about bright lights or develop white spots with red background on their tongue.
In one in 15 cases, measles can cause life-threatening complications, including pneumonia, convulsions and encephalitis.
Dr. Ava Easton, chief executive of the Encephalitis Society, told MailOnline: Measles can be very serious.
& # 39;[It] can cause encephalitis, which is an inflammation of the brain.
& # 39; Encephalitis can cause death or disability. & # 39;
Treatment is aimed, if necessary, to stay hydrated, to rest and to take painkillers.
Measles can be prevented by receiving two vaccinations, the first at 13 months old and the second at three years and four months to five years old.
Source: Great Ormond Street Hospital
Alba continued, but still needs to be checked regularly to make sure she doesn't get pneumonia, her mother claims.
Although Ms. Moss is worried about the complications that her daughter might face in the future, she is grateful that doctors could save Alba & # 39; s life and believe that she would not be here without them.
& # 39; Anti-vaxxers believe that all they needed was a dark room [with] vitamin A, & she said.
Mrs. Moss speaks out to show people how serious the measles is, with Alba as a healthy baby for the test.
Posting on Facebook she wrote: & # 39;[Alba] was too young for her BMR vaccination when she fell ill, which meant that she should have been fighting this killer virus without immunity.
Measles is not just a rash, it can cause blindness, encephalitis and pneumonia. & # 39;
Moss urged parents to have their children vaccinated for the well-being of others.
& # 39; The MMR does not cause life-threatening problems such as measles, & # 39; she wrote.
& # 39; Your baby & # 39; s may feel under the weather for a day or so, but believe me that you would accept that instead of what we experienced.
& # 39; The truth is that all of this could have been prevented if the protective layer of older children had been vaccinated over Alba.
& # 39; We need to do more people. Let your children be vaccinated. & # 39;
After a baby's first BMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) jabs at about a year old, they then have a second injection before the school starts, which usually takes three years and four months, the NHS states.
The BMR vaccine can be given to babies & # 39; s from six months of age if they have been exposed to measles virus or during an outbreak.
Younger babies are not routinely pricked because of the measles, mumps, and rubella antibodies that are transferred to her baby when the mother is born. Almost all of them disappeared after a year.
Unable to swallow, Alba was fed through a tube for eight days (pictured left and right in the hospital)
The number of measles worldwide has risen by 300 percent in the last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned earlier this week.
To date, more than 555 people have been infected in the US so far this year. The country has already reached its annual record of 667 cases.
The UK has seen slightly more cases in the past 14 weeks in 572 incidents, according to Public Health England, but this is a decrease from 767 in the same period last year.
Only 91.2 percent of the children received their first BMR test last year. The WHO recommends coverage of 95 percent to prevent outbreaks.
The fear of vaccination increased after an investigation by disgraced gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield that the BMR test could lead to autism in 1995.
His controversial views have since been widely discredited and Wakefield has been repulsed – but vaccination rates plummeted in the wake of the investigation.
Although most healthy people recover without measles complications, it can kill those with weaker immune systems by inducing pneumonia or brain inflammation, known as encephalitis.
The UN said last year that an increasing number of measles cases around the world are a & # 39; wake-up call & # 39; should be for more people to have their children vaccinated.
IS ANDREW WAKEFIELD'S DISTINCTIVE AUTISM RESEARCH TO CONSIDER FOR LOW VACCINATION PERCENTAGES?
Andrew Wakefield's discredited autism study has long been blamed for a fall in measles vaccination coverage
In 1995, gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield published a study in The Lancet with children who were vaccinated against MMR were more likely to have bowel diseases and autism.
He speculated that injected with a & # 39; dead & # 39; form of the measles virus through vaccination causes disruption of the intestinal tissue, leading to both disorders.
After a 1998 study further confirmed this finding, Wakefield said: & # 39; The risk of this specific syndrome [what Wakefield termed ‘autistic enterocolitis’] development is related to the combined vaccine, the BMR, rather than the single vaccines. & # 39;
Wakefield at that time had a patent for measles, mumps and rubella vaccines and was therefore accused of a conflict of interest.
Nevertheless, the BMR vaccination rates in the United States and the UK plummeted, until in 2004 the editor of The Lancet Dr. Richard Horton's Wakefield investigation as & # 39; fundamentally flawed & # 39; and added that he was paid for by a group that was taking lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers.
The Lancet formally withdrew Wakefield's research paper in 2010.
Three months later, the General Medical Council banned Wakefield from practicing medicine in Britain, and stated that his research was a & # 39; heartless contempt & # 39; for the health of children.
On January 6, 2011, The British Medical Journal published a report showing that out of the 12 children included in Wakefield & # 39; s 1995 study, there were at most two autistic symptoms after vaccination, rather than the eight he claimed.
At least two of the children also had developmental delay before being vaccinated, but according to the Wakefield newspaper they were all & # 39; previously normal & # 39 ;.
Further findings revealed that none of the children had autism, non-specific colitis or symptoms within a few days of receiving the BMR vaccine, but according to the study, six of the participants included all three.