Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Health Officials Confirm 42 Measles Cases In WA

Anti-vaxx mom asks how to protect her son from measles outbreak. The internet delivered Anti-vaxx mom asks how to protect her son from measles outbreak. The internet
Celia Hoffman | 02 February, 2019, 07:16

The North Dakota Department of Health said officials will aid in an epidemiological investigation of the outbreak to identify who has been exposed to the disease and how it's being spread.

About one in four people end up hospitalized from the measles.

"Most Oregonians have been vaccinated against measles and are protected, but there are pockets of people within communities that have low immunizations rates", public health officials said.

On the darkest day of 2018, the winter solstice, we at the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh tweeted, with despair, a report in the Guardian that measles cases in Europe reached the highest number in 20 years.

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the one case with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patient's privacy, according to the news release.

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There has been one confirmed measles case in Multnomah County, Ore., and another in King County.

We need most people in the population to be vaccinated in order to maintain our "herd immunity".

Across the state, 40 people were diagnosed with measles in January, and there have been at 186 cases since October, with the largest number of cases in Rockland, state health officials said.

Measles is an extremely contagious disease, mainly spread through respiratory droplets. The length of time children or staff are required to stay out of school is 21 days after the last reported case. The vaccine itself is incredible effective, and prevents measles in 97% of people. Many of those parents are part of a growing movement of "anti-vaxxers" who worry about the safety of vaccines. Someone who has no immunity can get sick up to three weeks after they have been exposed to the virus. Anyone who is not vaccinated against rubella is at risk of getting the disease. Symptoms can start like any other really bad cold: "a cough, runny nose, not feeling very well, red eyes", he says.

You can catch measles from an infected person as early as four days before he or she has a rash and for up to four days after the rash appears. "The virus can actually live for about two hours on surfaces and in the air", warns Patel.

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