Measles Cases Confirmed In Washington State

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Children should get the vaccine twice- once between 12 and 15 months old and the other from four to six years old.

Measles is still a big problem in other parts of the world, and travelers infected overseas can bring back the virus, causing periodic outbreaks. If you are not sure if you are immune to measles, you can get a blood test to find out. The policy allows children to go to school without getting vaccinated, if their parents have a personal objection, but one state representative is pushing a measure eliminating the exemption, specifically for the measles vaccine. Washington and NY, which has seen about 200 people infected with measles in recent months, are the only states with current outbreaks, the agency says. Recently, and closer to Chambers County, three cases of measles were reported in Atlanta, with two cases were confirmed January 13 and the most recent on January 26.

Five percent of people with measles get pneumonia.

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or if a person comes into direct contact or shares germs by touching the same objects or surfaces.

Measles symptoms include a fever, a dry cough, a runny nose, a sore throat and inflamed eyes.

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"Call your doctor, they can review your symptoms with you and then make arrangements to come in in a safe way so you don't infect other people if you need to be seen in person", she added.

According to the Mayo Clinic, people who are unvaccinated, travel to developing countries or have a vitamin A deficiency are more likely to catch the measles.

People may have been exposed to the risky disease at more than three dozen locations, many in neighboring OR, such as Portland International Airport and the Moda Center, home to the Portland Trail Blazers. Those who get the proper doses of the vaccine rarely contract the disease even if they are exposed. Around the globe, measles infections were responsible for 110,000 deaths in 2017, the most recent statistical year. The CDC notes that two doses of the MMR vaccine are 97 percent effective, while one dose is 93 percent effective.

The important thing is that you and your family are protected against a preventable disease and consult your doctor if you're unsure.

Vaccine acceptance, according to the study conducted by Larson, H.J., et.al. One patient received a vaccination against MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), but the health agency declined to provide more details on that case "to protect the patient's privacy".

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