Data shows Montana hasn't had a case of confirmed measles since 1990 - and it was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000. A New York Department of Health official confirmed to ABC News last week that there were 30 confirmed cases to date in New York so far this year, and 122 confirmed cases in 2018. The reason, according to an article in the Hartford Courant, is that the majority of Connecticut's population has been vaccinated.
A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout. Yale-New Haven Hospital is treating the two infected patients. "And measles is one of those that we have made very, very uncommon and we'd like to keep it that way". If the objective of government is to protect the life and liberty of its citizens, why can't our lawmakers guarantee that our children survive childhood to have the opportunity to experience that freedom?
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. 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.
"In a given year, more measles cases can occur for any of the following reasons: an increase in the number of travelers who get measles overseas and bring it into the USA and/or further spread of measles in US communities with pockets of unvaccinated people", the CDC website says. Two doses of the vaccine are about 97 percent effective at preventing measles; one dose is about 93 percent effective.
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Measles is highly contagious and spreads easily by coughing, sneezing or even being in the same room with someone who has measles.
Children are offered the MMR injection at 12 months of age and again at 4 to 5 years of age.
"So this is mostly a virus that's transmitted via infected respiratory particles through the air and, so, it's important for immunocompromised people to avoid sick and ill people and specifically we're talking children", Brust said. In the rare case of deficiency, vitamin A can be used to prevent severe complications of measles, including blindness and death. The largest recent outbreak in California was in 2015 - which was linked to Disneyland. By definition, a "Fully Immunized Child" (FIC) is an infant who has "received one dose of BCG, three doses each of OPV, DPT, and Hepatitis B vaccines, and one dose of measles vaccine before reaching one year of age".
That is why you need to get vaccinated. These are usually mild and go away on their own, but serious side effects and injuries are also possible.