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Health & FitOhio reports case of measles amid its resurgence across US

19:06  12 july  2019
19:06  12 july  2019 Source:

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Amid measles outbreak, anti-vax mom defends 'medical freedom' There are at least 555 confirmed cases in 20 states, according to the CDC , and most are said to involve school age kids. A judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that challenged an emergency declaration requiring residents of certain hard-hit neighborhoods to get vaccinated. While the mandatory vaccinations are still in effect, the judge did strike criminal penalties from the order. New York City has issued civil summonses for fines up to $1,000 to three parents for failing to vaccinate their children.

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Ohio hasn't had a reported case of measles since 2014, but cases have been confirmed this year in neighboring Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. That includes dozens of people who contracted measles while traveling internationally, triggering outbreaks among mostly unvaccinated people.

Ohio reports case of measles amid its resurgence across US © Manjurul/Getty Images COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials are reporting Ohio's first confirmed case of measles since 2017 amid a resurgence of the highly contagious disease around the U.S.

The Ohio Department of Health says the case involves a young adult from Stark County who recently traveled to a state with confirmed measles cases.

Cases nationwide have spiked to over 1,000 this year, the highest annual total since 1992. That includes some people who caught the virus while traveling internationally. Some triggered U.S. outbreaks, mostly among unvaccinated people.

For most people, measles causes a fever, rash, runny nose and cough. Health officials say vaccination is the best protection.

During Ohio's most recent outbreak in 2014, the illness spread quickly within the Amish community because of its lower vaccination rate. Ohio had 382 cases that year.

Health officials confirm measles case in northern Michigan.
Health officials in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula are urging people to watch for measles symptoms after a young woman who recently traveled to Ukraine was confirmed to have the highly contagious disease. 

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