4 new suspected measles cases in Washington

03 March, 2019, 00:26 | Author: Cecil Davis
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Since 2012, all cases of measles in New Zealand came from travellers bringing the disease from overseas.

Most cases in Washington are young children under age 10 who were not vaccinated.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), more than 70 patients, mostly children, have died from the measles virus.

Measles can be unsafe, especially for babies and young children, said the CDC.

Kim says, "When Health gets a call of a suspected case they will let the public know, if there is an actual suspect case of measles and we suspect people have been exposed, there would be a public release issued".

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), ranking member of the full Energy & Commerce Committee, noted that one in four people diagnosed with measles will end up being hospitalized. Not vaccinating children should be viewed more seriously and for what it is: an endangerment to other people and a voluntary exposure to potentially risky diseases.

"Yeah, in third-world countries they're dying of measles".

In recent news, there have been reports of an outbreak of measles across southwest Washington State and northwest OR where health officials have stated that there have been accounts of over 50 people who contracted the disease.

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Even though it has been declared eliminated in America, "measles continues to circulate globally, which means unvaccinated United States travelers can be exposed to measles and bring it back home with them", Messonnier said at the hearing.

Guthrie also asked Fauci whether people could "self-medicate" with vitamin A to prevent measles. The CDC estimates exclusively about 2 to 5 p.c of kids who get the vaccine inside the first 12 months contract measles. DeGette told the audience that such disruptions were in violation of House rules; Messonnier then said that the vaccine doesn't cause brain swelling or encephalitis in healthy children.

The disease "has seen a 30% increase in cases globally", the report states.

Mozambique and Nigeria reported more positive vaccine-derived polio samples, all in community contacts of earlier cases, according to a weekly update today from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

Q: How many US children are vulnerable?

"We urge everyone to check to make sure they and their family members are up-to-date on measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other age-appropriate immunizations". Over the past 20 years, rumors about vaccines and their link to autism have led to "vaccine hesitancy". Seventeen states go further, allowing parents not to vaccinate if they have personal or philosophical objections.

Those who received the standard two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine after 1967 are considered protected against measles for life.

The department is now working with doctors in Orthodox Jewish communities to increase the vaccination rate. Ten countries account for more than 74 percent of the total increase, and the disease has reemerged in several nations that had previously been declared measles-free. "This slide is really unacceptable; this is a totally vaccine-preventable disease".



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