Personal story - Cecily lost her daughter Laine to measles

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Page last updated: 29 Mar 2018

Cecily ‘s daughter Laine was infected with measles at 10.5 months old. She was too young to be vaccinated for measles.

At the age of 12 years, Laine died from subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), a rare but fatal complication of measles infection that affects the brain and spinal cord.