Washington measles outbreak climbs while other states grapple with the disease

Washington measles outbreak climbs while other states grapple with the disease

The Houston outbreak comes as new cases of measles are being confirmed in Washington state on a daily basis, and other cases have been confirmed in Oregon, Georgia, and NY.

While no infections have been reported in Idaho, at least one public health department has issued a notice for schools and day-care centers to be on the lookout for signs of the illness and make sure they have accurate vaccination records.

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The measles-mumps-rubella vaccine has been part of routine childhood shots for decades, and measles was declared eliminated in the U.S.in 2000. Two doses ups the effectiveness to 97 percent. "Parents and caregivers have the power to protect their children and themselves from this disease by getting vaccinated".

Dr. Christ says with little exception for individuals who can't get vaccinated, vaccinations are key to preventing and outbreak of infectious diseases like measles.

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When it comes to unvaccinated people, one with measles can infect from 12 to 18 others. "If it gets more severe, you are basically at the mercy of the virus". The mother of a 39-year-old physician, Dr. Kendrick Gotoc, who was inoculated by the vaccine three times prior to his death on April 22, 2018, filed cases of obstruction of justice, reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, torture, and violation of the Consumer Act against Health Secretary Francisco Duque, former DoH chief Janette Garin, and 37 others.

As the cases increase in these communities, we sit down with Dr. Julia S. Sammons, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and medical director of the Department of Infection Prevention and Control at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, to talk about some of the most common questions about the illness. The measles rash usually appears two to three days after the fever begins. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have laws that require children entering child care or public schools to have certain vaccinations against communicable diseases.

"To investigate to identify maybe where they went right away so that we can start notifying the public, you know, that these places you may have been exposed to measles", Christ said.

The outbreak investigation, which is ongoing has identified 49 confirmed cases since January 1.

Children traveling overseas may need to be vaccinated before their first birthday, and women who are hoping to become pregnant should discuss vaccinations with their health care provider, as the MMR vaccine is not recommended during pregnancy. It is extremely important to have the child fully immunized as soon as possible.

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