Friday, 22 March, 2019

Health Officials On Alert After Measles Case Confirmed In Jefferson County

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Anna Jefferson | 14 March, 2019, 07:55

The number of confirmed cases of measles in Canterbury now stands at twenty-five and is likely to rise further over the coming days and weeks.

The health department says they'll update the public if any new measles cases are confirmed.

In a statement, the Canterbury District of Health said "It can now be assumed that measles is circulating widely in our community".

The DHB says it's highly infectious - and anyone unvaccinated who's within two metres of someone with measles has a 90 percent chance of catching it.

These requests for exemptions are often based on unfounded safety concerns, including the fear that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism-a link made in a 1998 article in the scientific journal The Lancet.

Vaccine supplies have run out in the affected region and tens of thousands of extra supplies are being flown in from around the country, as doctors use their last stocks to vaccinate those most in need of protection, including young babies and those with other health issues.

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Health officials in Jefferson County are trying to find people who may have come in contact with a person there who has caught measles.

Colvin said about one in four people throughout the United States who get the measles will be hospitalized and one out of every 1,000 measles patients will develop brain swelling which could lead to brain damage.

Pharmac, the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) and the Ministry of Health were working closely together to ensure there were vaccines available to the people who needed them.

Malagasy fisherman Dada lost three children who died of measles one week apart in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar, February 28, 2019.

The incident is related to an out-of-state case of measles that was contracted by the recipient while traveling. Joyce Mann with the Fond du Lac County Health Department says the number of reported cases continues to grow. In addition, there is a one to two month lag time in reporting. The first measles vaccine is administered around the age of 12 months when the risk of getting the infection is at it's highest.

The highly contagious disease can spread through coughing and sneezing, and the virus can live for up to two hours in the air or on a surface.

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