Measles cases on the rise in the US

02 February, 2019, 07:15 | Author: Lillian Steele
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In the event of a measles outbreak, WAC 246-105-080 authorizes schools (public or private), child care centers, or the local Health Officer to exclude any child or staff who does not have appropriate documentation of immunity against measles. A recent outbreak happened in Washington State.

Although the risk of becoming sick is low, DPH has notified individuals who might have been exposed to the virus and are potentially at increased risk for developing measles. The law passed in 2015 after a measles outbreak at Disneyland sickened 147 people and spread across the USA and into Canada.

The revelation prompted public health officials in Oregon's Deschutes County and in Hawaii to issue alerts, although no cases were confirmed in either location. Of the 41 confirmed cases, 37 are people who were not immunized and four are unverified. The current measles outbreak in Clark County and one diagnosed case in King County are examples of why the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine is a crucial requirement.

Dr. Sheffield said that a population has to be 95 percent vaccinated before it's possible to keep people from being infected.

People who believe they have these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider and avoid contact with other people to void the illness from spreading further. The telltale sign of measles is a rash that usually starts on the face and can spread over the entire body.

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Thirty-one of the Clark County cases are between the ages of 1 and 10; 10 are between 11 and 18; and one case is between 19 and 29. But measles is still a big problem in other parts of the world, and travelers infected overseas can bring the virus back and spread it, causing periodic outbreaks.

The vaccine has been part of routine childhood shots for decades. The vaccine itself is incredible effective, and prevents measles in 97% of people.

"Please get your children vaccinated", Gov. Kate Brown said.

The virus, spread by coughing or sneezing, can remain in the air for up to two hours in an isolated space.

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.



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