Man, 72, from Pinellas County is latest to contract measles

26 April, 2019, 03:41 | Author: Sue Riley
  • 2 Measles Cases Confirmed in Sacramento County

"The measles virus will always find unvaccinated children", said Fore. In 2017, youngsters made up the majority of the 110,000 people who died from measles.

"People born between 1963 and 1967 may have received an ineffective vaccine and need a booster dose", explained Andrew Heffron of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

As a result of greater vulnerability to the disease, the measles infections worldwide almost quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 against the same period in 2018 to 112,163 cases, according to World Health Organization data. Europe is one of the worst affected regions, which has been...

Working with relevant countries to introduce the second dose of the measles vaccine in the national immunization schedule.

"However, once measles is in an under-vaccinated community, it becomes hard to control the spread of the disease", said the CDC.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said, in a statement, said the rise in measles cases is "avoidable".

As of April 18, there here have been some 359 confirmed cases of measles in Brooklyn and Queens since October, mostly involving unvaccinated members of the ultra Orthodox Jewish Community, according to the New York City Department of Health. Two doses of measles vaccine are over 97 percent protective against the disease.

2 Measles Cases Confirmed in Sacramento County

More recently, one man who was unaware he had measles traveled from NY to MI, where he infected 39 people, The Washington Post reported. Measles symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, itchy eyes and a head-to-toe rash of red spots.There is no cure for measles, just treatment for the symptoms.

It is the largest number of cases reported in the country since the vaccine-preventable virus was eliminated in 2000, the CDC said. "We urge everyone to protect their children and their fellow New Yorkers by getting vaccinated immediately".

NAN reports that the theme for this year's African Vaccination Week is: 'Protected Together: Vaccines Work!', emphasising the power of vaccines in saving lives and keeping everyone healthy, from infants to elders.

Lastly, kids ages 1 to 4 who live in neighborhoods with measles activity and have only gotten their first dose of measles vaccine should get the second shot. Yet, one in five children in Africa still does not have access to all the necessary and basic vaccines a child should receive.

According to the CDC, the worst post-2000 measles outbreak was recorded in Amish communities in OH, affecting 383 people. Up to 30 percent of infected people develop complications from the disease.

The U.S. topped a list of high-income countries where children were not treated with the first measles vaccine dose between 2010 to 2017, at 2,593,000 cases.

"With measles cases nearly quadrupling in England in just one year, it is grossly irresponsible for anybody to spread scare stories about vaccines, and social media firms should have a zero tolerance approach towards this unsafe content".

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