Three Brooklyn parents of unvaccinated children have been issued court summonses by New York City health officials, facing fines and possibly even imprisonment for failing to comply with an emergency order mandating measles inoculations. Majority of the cases were of people under the age of 18, and a lot of them involve unvaccinated individuals or those who only had one dose.
One of the main concerns is that a person can develop primary measles pneumonia or a secondary bacterial pneumonia.
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In less than four months, 2019 has almost exceeded the massive 667 measles cases reported in the U.S. in the year 2014.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, a measles outbreak is defined as three or more cases. The city issued the order under §556 of the Charter of the City of NY, which charges the Department with controlling communicable diseases and "supervising the abatement of nuisances that affect or are likely to affect the public health". Some outlets have reported that the flight attendant may have been only partially vaccinated, meaning she got one dose of the measles vaccine instead of the recommended two doses. One dose is about 93 percent effective at preventing measles if exposed to the virus; two doses are about 97 percent effective.
"He's vaccinated and I feel like, you know, most kids should be vaccinated", said Jones.
As long as you've been vaccinated, there's nothing that you need to do about the situation. That's why they're encouraging parents to make sure their kids are vaccinated.
A flight attendant traveling on a New York-bound route lost consciousness shortly after contracting a virus that gave her a skin rash and fever, according to officials. This is still short of the 95% needed to prevent outbreaks, and leaves many people, in many communities, at risk.