Texas nurse under investigation after posting on anti-vaccination page
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A Texas nurse is under investigation after she reportedly posted about a toddler’s measles on an anti-vaccination page on Facebook.

Officials at the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston said the nurse is not seeing patients for now after sharing details about the toddler's condition in a Facebook group called the "Proud Parents of Unvaccinated Children – Texas," according to a statement obtained by ABC News

“I think it’s easy for us nonvaxxers to make assumptions but most of us have never and will never see one of theses diseases,” the self-identified nurse reportedly wrote in a post that has since been deleted. "[F]or the first time in my career I saw measles this week. Actually most of my coworkers and the ER docs saw measles for the first time as well. And honestly, it was rough. The kid was super sick. Sick enough to be admitted to the ICU and he looked miserable."


“By no means have I changed my vax stance, and I never will. But I just wanted to share my experience and how much worse it was than I expected," the nurse added. 

The nurse speculated the young boy contracted the illness overseas after traveling to a region "where measles is very common.”

A concerned parent posted about the nurse's remarks on Friday and the hospital responded.

“Thank you for your post. We are aware of this situation and have started a thorough investigation. We take these matters very seriously,” the hospital wrote.

“The views of this employee do not represent that of the organization,” the hospital later added, according to ABC News.

If the case is confirmed, the young boy’s diagnosis would be the eighth measles case in Texas this year, ABC reports.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 100 people have been diagnosed with measles in the U.S. this year alone.