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(MLive.com)   The Renaissance Festival in Michigan got a little too realistic, as health officials are now recommending that everybody who attended over Labor Day get the hepatitis vaccine   ( mlive.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Oakland County Health, Michigan Renaissance Festival, Hepatitis, Health Division, sudden abdominal pain, OfficerLeigh-Anne Stafford, health department, Liver  
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2018-09-13 10:27:27 PM  
That stuff spreads like the plague.
 
2018-09-13 11:13:11 PM  
Glad I didn't go.
 
2018-09-13 11:20:53 PM  
Would hepatitis count as the Red Death, unlike the Black Death?

/I get my pestilence color codes so mixed up these days.
 
2018-09-13 11:51:55 PM  
Hey nonny nonny.
 
2018-09-14 12:52:56 AM  
The Pit of Misery! Dilly, Dilly!

 
2018-09-14 12:53:12 AM  
Umm, isn't it too late to get the vaccine if you've already caught it?

In any case, I'm sure if you stick to people like this, you'll be fine:

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2018-09-14 01:10:34 AM  
Wait, so eventually it goes away after a few months?  If you survive?
 
2018-09-14 01:14:31 AM  
Still, could be worse....


~bearhaslanded
 
2018-09-14 01:23:48 AM  
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Wenches don't know 'bout washing...
 
2018-09-14 01:24:09 AM  
Thee knoweth what shall cureth yond? Mead, at each moment mead.
 
2018-09-14 01:29:15 AM  
O'yea, O'yea!  Come forth and quench ye thirst from the freshest water of Flint....  drink deeply, drink sounds'...
 
2018-09-14 01:31:20 AM  
Ah, a bout of bilious fever. Can't I just stuff my pockets with herbs or wear some kind of charms? What about a good new-fashioned bleeding to release the harmful humours?
 
2018-09-14 01:35:52 AM  
"Although rare, hepatitis A can cause death in some people."

How do they define 'rare'? Less than 95% of the time?
 
2018-09-14 01:42:25 AM  
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2018-09-14 01:48:14 AM  
"It is strongly recommended that those attending and working the festival on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 get a hepatitis A vaccine by Saturday, Sept. 5, if they have not been vaccinated."

Do they expect people to time travel to get their vaccination on time?
 
2018-09-14 01:53:58 AM  
Mother Nature is is trying to kill us all.

Who do you think is gonna win?

Place yer bets.
 
2018-09-14 02:17:14 AM  

halotosis: "It is strongly recommended that those attending and working the festival on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 get a hepatitis A vaccine by Saturday, Sept. 5, if they have not been vaccinated."

Do they expect people to time travel to get their vaccination on time?


I get the thinking but there is a legitimate school of thought here. If they have not yet contracted it, they could still come into contact with someone with it and spread it further. Then it goes from festival goers to, anyone who's been to the local Home Depo, and then full blown aids epidemic. It's always best to be up to date on vaccinations. I mean unless you're afraid the autism is gonna come infect your brains as an adult... Then Hep is probably the way you need to die.
 
2018-09-14 02:17:25 AM  
Don't eat the turkey legs after week one.

/ren fest vet
 
2018-09-14 03:05:09 AM  

felching pen: That stuff spreads like the plague.


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2018-09-14 03:09:42 AM  
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2018-09-14 03:16:47 AM  

Daddakamabb: halotosis: "It is strongly recommended that those attending and working the festival on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 get a hepatitis A vaccine by Saturday, Sept. 5, if they have not been vaccinated."

Do they expect people to time travel to get their vaccination on time?

I get the thinking but there is a legitimate school of thought here. If they have not yet contracted it, they could still come into contact with someone with it and spread it further. Then it goes from festival goers to, anyone who's been to the local Home Depo, and then full blown aids epidemic. It's always best to be up to date on vaccinations. I mean unless you're afraid the autism is gonna come infect your brains as an adult... Then Hep is probably the way you need to die.


FYI, it's a typo, Sep 5th was a Wednesday.  The 15th is this Saturday.  They need to hire better editors.  I found it rather comical such a mistake could make it through as I couldn't skip past it without going, wtf?
 
2018-09-14 03:18:00 AM  
Where the knights are bold, the beer not cold, and coolers not invented.

(Similar happened in Wisconsin at its RenFaire way back when it first started in the 80s. Don't remember if it was full-on Hep, but caused its own issues.)
 
2018-09-14 03:52:00 AM  
What the hell is that guy in the green shirt in the center of the picture wearing? Diapers? Those shorts bulge oddly. Maybe he's wearing an old fashioned cod-piece. (Funny name for a fake dick.)
 
2018-09-14 04:01:56 AM  
No harm, fewer fat chicks wearing crushed velvet is a good thing.
 
2018-09-14 06:52:33 AM  

Non Sequitur Man: Don't eat the turkey legs after week one.

/ren fest vet


Don't eat turkey legs period. Ever seen a turkey with legs like that? No.. I didn't think so.

/27 years
 
2018-09-14 07:07:48 AM  
Well, shiat.
I'm pretty fond of Renfest. It's busy as fark, and just a smidge commercialized, but it's nice to have something different and special every year. I'm sorry to hear that they had issues, tbh, regardless of how those issues began.
 
2018-09-14 07:16:18 AM  

Aidan: Well, shiat.
I'm pretty fond of Renfest. It's busy as fark, and just a smidge commercialized, but it's nice to have something different and special every year. I'm sorry to hear that they had issues, tbh, regardless of how those issues began.


Between Sterling and Minnesota I am starting to wonder what faires will survive. Seems to be a bad period (ha) for non-business related faire news.
 
2018-09-14 07:28:55 AM  
That reminds me, the Texas renfest is about to start. I need to find out when the crew is going. Three of us are fat bald dudes, so we go as friars and preach the good word with the flasks hidden in our bibles. Lots of fun.
 
2018-09-14 07:52:42 AM  
Whew!  That was close.  I was at the other big ren faire that starts with an M over that weekend.
 
2018-09-14 08:11:03 AM  
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I'm feeling better!
 
2018-09-14 08:16:19 AM  
I just knew that wench had the pox.
 
2018-09-14 08:32:22 AM  

Daddakamabb: halotosis: "It is strongly recommended that those attending and working the festival on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 get a hepatitis A vaccine by Saturday, Sept. 5, if they have not been vaccinated."

Do they expect people to time travel to get their vaccination on time?

I get the thinking but there is a legitimate school of thought here. If they have not yet contracted it, they could still come into contact with someone with it and spread it further. Then it goes from festival goers to, anyone who's been to the local Home Depo, and then full blown aids epidemic. It's always best to be up to date on vaccinations. I mean unless you're afraid the autism is gonna come infect your brains as an adult... Then Hep is probably the way you need to die.


RTFA further.

Getting the vaccine within 14 days of initial exposure is often effective in stopping an infection.
 
2018-09-14 09:17:55 AM  
This is not shocking. Every festival in Michigan is just a bunch of dirty hipsters and hippies pooping everywhere.
 
2018-09-14 11:42:20 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Aidan: Well, shiat.
I'm pretty fond of Renfest. It's busy as fark, and just a smidge commercialized, but it's nice to have something different and special every year. I'm sorry to hear that they had issues, tbh, regardless of how those issues began.

Between Sterling and Minnesota I am starting to wonder what faires will survive. Seems to be a bad period (ha) for non-business related faire news.


I can say from experience that several Renfaires in California are still going strong.  While some of my favorite venues (Black Point, Golden Gate Park, Sebastopol) have not stood the test of time, there's still a big commercialized faire at Casa De Fruta (near Hollister), and a few mid-size cities in the Central Valley have smaller but less commercialized faires that are reasonably well-attended (probably because the faire is the only interesting thing that happens in most of those towns).

The faire I really miss is the one in Sebastopol.  It was run as a fundraiser for the local school district, so the organizers insisted on a certain level of historical accuracy and educational value.  Unfortunately, I think the organizers burned out a few years ago, and nobody has stepped up to take their place.

/gave lots of longsword lessons at that faire
 
2018-09-14 11:56:39 AM  

anfrind: Shadow Blasko: Aidan: Well, shiat.
I'm pretty fond of Renfest. It's busy as fark, and just a smidge commercialized, but it's nice to have something different and special every year. I'm sorry to hear that they had issues, tbh, regardless of how those issues began.

Between Sterling and Minnesota I am starting to wonder what faires will survive. Seems to be a bad period (ha) for non-business related faire news.

I can say from experience that several Renfaires in California are still going strong.  While some of my favorite venues (Black Point, Golden Gate Park, Sebastopol) have not stood the test of time, there's still a big commercialized faire at Casa De Fruta (near Hollister), and a few mid-size cities in the Central Valley have smaller but less commercialized faires that are reasonably well-attended (probably because the faire is the only interesting thing that happens in most of those towns).

The faire I really miss is the one in Sebastopol.  It was run as a fundraiser for the local school district, so the organizers insisted on a certain level of historical accuracy and educational value.  Unfortunately, I think the organizers burned out a few years ago, and nobody has stepped up to take their place.

/gave lots of longsword lessons at that faire


I wasn't implying that they were.. just that it has been a bad couple years for some older and quite popular faires.

/We're doing great at ORF!
 
2018-09-14 12:56:28 PM  
Why the fark should you get the vaccine after you already have it?  You are just getting more hepatitis.  Anybody ever try getting a flu shot when you are sick in bed with the flu?  The polio vaccine wasn't going to make Roosevelt walk again.
 
2018-09-14 12:58:53 PM  
COME SEE THE MUD SHOW kinda takes a new meaning, no?
 
2018-09-14 04:26:52 PM  

FrancoFile: Daddakamabb: halotosis: "It is strongly recommended that those attending and working the festival on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 get a hepatitis A vaccine by Saturday, Sept. 5, if they have not been vaccinated."

Do they expect people to time travel to get their vaccination on time?

I get the thinking but there is a legitimate school of thought here. If they have not yet contracted it, they could still come into contact with someone with it and spread it further. Then it goes from festival goers to, anyone who's been to the local Home Depo, and then full blown aids epidemic. It's always best to be up to date on vaccinations. I mean unless you're afraid the autism is gonna come infect your brains as an adult... Then Hep is probably the way you need to die.

RTFA further.

Getting the vaccine within 14 days of initial exposure is often effective in stopping an infection.


I was just replying to the other dude. Most people have already been vaccinated, and these are typically boosters anyway. Idc if they've been exposed to be honest. The fark you I've got mine on vaccines is hard over here.
 
2018-09-14 07:11:19 PM  
Of course, it was the weekend I was up there... How much mead and beer does it take to kill Hep A?
 
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