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Why we must be on guard against measles community outbreak

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Celia Hoffman | 01 April, 2019, 13:10

The UN children's fund has warned that complacency and misinformation were driving the resurgence of measles among richer nations. There, his son apparently spread measles around two schools whose students are bused by the same company.

What is the MMR vaccine? Most do not experience any side effects from the shot. The first dose of the measles vaccination is typically given between 12 and 15 months of age.

Within wealthy nations, this specific rise is generally credited to an increase with skepticism in the direction of vaccinations generally and particularly MMR, that deals with measles, mumps, and even rubella.

Bilodeau said none of his three children were vaccinated, due to autism concerns.

Dr Pink says extending the second dose to these groups recognises the importance of stopping the transmission of measles amongst young people.

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Bilodeau claims he took one of his sons to the British Colombia Children's Hospital in January when he started showing measles-like symptoms.

To address the pressing issue, the Food and Health Bureau and the Department of Health should stay in close touch with pharmaceutical companies in order to ensure stable and continued supply of measles vaccines.

Nevertheless, apart from vaccination, the HA must also prepare sufficient resources and support, as well as formulate a set of comprehensive quarantine measures and an alerting mechanism to make sure it can respond quickly and decisively in case of a full-scale measles outbreak in the city. I encourage adults to talk with their health care providers about getting the MMR if they are unsure of their immunity status.

Many people already have good protection against the measles, says Dr Pink.

Measles cases more than tripled across Europe in 2018, according to the World Health Organization, with notable outbreaks in Romania, Italy and France. It doesn't guarantee that they won't get the disease, however it can lessen the severity if they do.

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