Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

Measles outbreak: health officials continue to investigate cluster

A woman receives a measles mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona N.Y. Wednesday Measles Continues Spreading at Alarming Rates All Over the Hudson Valley
Anna Jefferson | 06 April, 2019, 09:41

Of those infected, the ages range from 8 months to 63 years. Known exposure sites in Oakland County are listed at Oakgov.com/health.

Ottawa health officials are urging residents to check their immunization records, as the city's been hit with its first case of measles. No other vaccines will be available at the clinic.

Beaumont Medical Building, 1st Floor: 3535 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, 2:30 - 5 p.m.

The measles virus is highly contagious and can be passed by person-to-person contact or through the air.

According to the CDC, two doses of the vaccine are 97 percent effective against the measles, while one dose is 93 percent effective.

Under the declaration, which lasts for at least 30 days, anyone under 18 who is not vaccinated against measles is barred from public gathering places, including shopping malls, civic centres, schools, restaurants and even houses of worship.

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About 1 out of 4 people who get measles will be hospitalized. It is effective within 72 hours of exposure to prevent illness. Highrisk individuals include those who are unvaccinated or unsure about vaccination status, pregnant women and those who are immune-compromised (have a weakened immune system due to illness and diseases like HIV, malnutrition and/or medications). It is the highest number the state has seen since 1991 when 65 cases were reported.

There are now 15 measles cases so far this year in Texas, and the total number nationwide already tops all of last year.

A new social media video launched by the Public Health Agency (PHA) highlights the importance of getting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, particularly given recent measles outbreaks in continental Europe.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air when a person with measles coughs or sneezes.

The early symptoms of the disease include fever, cough, or tiny white spots in the mouth. The rash often starts on the face and neck, then spreads over the body. Call before visiting your health care provider, so they can take precautions to protect other patients.

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