The Washington State Health Department hasn't identified "patient zero" in the Clark County measles outbreak that has tallied 50 confirmed cases in Clark County and 55 total cases in Washington and OR since January 1. Children are most susceptible to the risks.
This represents a 74 per cent increase from 2018.
The measles vaccine, which is cheap and 97% effective at preventing the disease, has never been shown to be linked to any autism or any of a number of other conditions or disorders that the "anti-vaxxer" community has attempted to pin on it.
The most serious complications from severe measles include blindness, encephalitis (an infection that causes brain swelling), diarrhoea and dehydration, and severe respiratory infections, according to WHO.
So far in the US this year, about 80 cases of measles have been reported, with two outbreaks ongoing in Washington and NY states. In a statement, Jay Inslee-Washington's Governor-stated that measles is an extremely contagious transferable disease that can be deadly in small children.
While more children across the WHO European Region are receiving the measles vaccination, the rollout of vaccinations has been uneven and there are regions with many unprotected children. The paper was completely debunked and retracted and Mr. Wakefield lost his medical licence, but the damage was done.
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Unvaccinated people who may have been exposed to the virus are urged to get vaccinated, Graham said. If people aren't vaccinated, the virus can spread easily.
Health authorities are reporting a global resurgence in measles cases. But they have their eyes on the 17 states, including many already dealing with outbreaks today, that allow vaccine exemptions for both religious and personal beliefs - expanding the pool of unvaccinated beyond those who are simply medically ineligible for them.
Gaps in vaccination coverage, complacency about the disease and a resistance by some parents to have their children immunised has been blamed for the concerning rise in infections.
Heidi Larson of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said the uptick in measles case in Europe presented a "wake-up call on the importance of building confidence in vaccination".
"I think we need to strengthen our legislation", she told reporters. About 600 people a day were vaccinated during the last week of January, compared to 200 people during the same period a year ago. In Manitoba, for instance, only 66 per cent of two-year-olds are up-to-date for all vaccines, including measles, mumps and rubella.
The agency said it will continue working to improve vaccination rates.