Number Of Rockland Measles Cases Increases As Bill Is Introduced Regarding Vaccines

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Number Of Rockland Measles Cases Increases As Bill Is Introduced Regarding Vaccines

Anyone who becomes sick or thinks they may have been exposed to measles should contact their health care provider immediately and let them know that you may have been exposed to measles.

"Sustaining a high vaccination rate among school children is vital to the prevention of disease outbreaks, including the reestablishment of diseases that have been largely eradicated in the United States, such as measles", the bill states.

If you suspect you have the measles or have been exposed to the virus, the CDC advises people to call their doctor immediately. Although rubella was declared eliminated from the U.S.in 2004, cases can occur when unvaccinated people are exposed to infected people, mostly through worldwide travel. The county has had most of the diagnosed cases so far. The telltale sign of measles is a rash that usually starts on the face and can spread over the entire body.

In stark contrast to some social media rumors, the measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington which has spawned at least one case in Oregon has not spread to Southern Oregon, Jackson County Public Health said in a statement on Friday.

The overall vaccination rate for children entering kindergarten in California rose to 95 percent in the two years after the law passed.

The majority of measles cases are children, with 25 of the 35 confirmed cases impacting children under 10 years old. In addition, two people fell ill in Hawaii, having travelled from Washington, where they were infected. But measles is still a big problem in other parts of the world, and travelers infected overseas can bring the virus back and spread it, causing periodic outbreaks. The vaccine itself is incredible effective, and prevents measles in 97% of people. If exposed to the virus, anyone who is not immune is likely to get measles.

"Please get your children vaccinated", Gov. Kate Brown said.

Symptoms of measles can often be similar to cold or flu symptoms, including: fever, diarrhea, coughing, runny nose, red and watery eyes, and fatigue.

You can catch measles from an infected person as early as four days before he or she has a rash and for up to four days after the rash appears.

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