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21:40  12 july  2019
21:40  12 july  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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From year to year , measles cases can range in number. In some years , there are more measles This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1992 and since measles was Measles outbreaks (defined as 3 or more cases ) are currently ongoing in 2019 in the following

The measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington, consisted of 53 confirmed and two suspected cases of the highly contagious viral infection as Cases additionally have been reported in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois and New Jersey, according to the Centers for Disease Control

Ohio has its first case of measles and the state’s Health Department urged parents to vaccinate against the infectious disease.

State Health Director Dr. Amy Acton said Friday the Stark County resident who got sick with measles had recently traveled to a state with confirmed measles cases. The case is the first confirmed instances of measles in two years. The last outbreak of the illness in Ohio was in 2014, with 382 confirmed cases.

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As the measles outbreaks continue to unfold, there are a few main takeaways in California as far as This year is undoubtedly a bad one for measles in California. The state reported as many cases in Two -thirds of those who developed measles were not vaccinated at all, and three or four others were

-- During the first two months of 2019, the CDC confirmed 206 individual cases of measles across 11 states. “Experts say in order to establish herd immunity against measles — in order to prevent an outbreak -- His home state of Ohio is one of 17 states that allow parents to opt out of vaccines for

The nation is experiencing a major spread of measles, with 28 states reporting cases.

“Vaccinations save lives, period. I urge everyone who can, to get vaccinated,” Acton said in a statement Friday. “Vaccination is the safest, most effective way to prevent serious vaccine-preventable diseases in children and adults, including measles.”

Measles is contagious and can spread to others through coughing and sneezing. If one person has measles, up to 90% of those who come into contact with that person and who are not immune will also become infected.

The measles virus can live for up to two hours in air where an infected person coughed or sneezed. If other people breathe the contaminated air or touch an infected surface and then touch their eyes, noses, or mouths, they can become infected.

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American scientists developed the first measles vaccine in 1963. Even though the vast majority of cases are in unvaccinated kids, at least two people who had Two more of the people who contracted the measles in Clark County have since moved to Georgia, where vaccination rates are higher.

The measles outbreak that led Washington Governor Jay Inslee to declare a public health emergency last month has worsened, with a dozen more cases of the highly contagious virus However, he told the Columbian on Friday, “When you get enough cases you may see measles in a vaccinated person.”

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People infected with measles can spread it to others from four days before, through four days after, a rash appears.

Measles is still common in many parts of world, and large outbreaks are currently occurring in Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Ukraine, and the Philippines. Travelers with measles bring the disease into the United States where it can spread in communities with pockets of unvaccinated people.

Those planning international travel are encouraged to contact their healthcare providers to ensure they are fully protected against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

Measles symptoms include a rash, high fever, runny nose, cough, loss of appetite and red, watery eyes. The rash usually lasts five to six days and begins at the hairline, moves to the face and upper neck, and proceeds down the body. Diarrhea and ear infections are common complications of measles. More severe complications may also occur.

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The 288 measles cases reported during January 1 –May 23, 2014, including an ongoing outbreak involving 138 persons in Ohio , represent the highest number of measles cases reported for that period since 1994. The increase in measles this year serves as a reminder for health-care providers

In the first decade of reporting , an average of 6,000 measles -related deaths were reported each year . In the decade before 1963 when a vaccine They wanted to isolate the measles virus in the student’s blood and create a measles vaccine. They succeeded in isolating measles in 13- year -old

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Complications from measles are more common among children younger than 5 years of age, adults older than 20 years of age, pregnant women, and people with compromised immune systems.

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Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak

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