2 unrelated cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver

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2 unrelated cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver

For Stephanie Stock, a Lyndhurst mom of two young boys, the measles outbreak throughout the country doesn't change her feelings about vaccinations. Hayden said there is no clear link between the two cases.

The report comes as both Canada and the United States face another year of measles outbreaks such as one now underway in Washington State and OR, where support for anti-vaccination has been notable.

"Measles is very rare in the United States due to access to safe and effective vaccination and successful vaccination policies", said Byrne.

The Anchorage Daily News reports the state Division of Public Health has confirmed 1,279 flu cases last month, more than 15 times the number of cases recorded in December.

Levine said recommended vaccines stretch beyond childhood.

Children of anti-vaxxers seeking vaccinations against their parents' wishes are caught in the rise of the anti-vaccination movement. Some public health officials blame the surge of cases on low vaccination rates for this highly infectious disease.

"It is every parent's own responsibility to protect their own child, we can not, in America, be deciding that we are protecting communities and that we are sacrificing our children at the expense of a community", said Stock.

VCH said that it has notified people who were in contact with the patient, and has "urged under-vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals among them to be immunized".

Toward that goal, Habersaat says the WHO's European regional office recently entered a "strategic relationship" with Russia's Health Ministry. Four more cases have been confirmed in Oregon.

On Monday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III led a National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council meeting to address the measles outbreak in the different regions nationwide. It causes fever, red eyes, coughing, a runny nose and a rash. People who have never received a measles vaccine are susceptible to the disease, which can be deadly. State lawmakers are considering making it more hard for parents to register their children for school if they don't have their shots. The state's immunization program provides mandatory vaccines for free. Hundreds of protesters in Washington state descended upon the capitol on the day to protest the bill that would take away the right of parents to not vaccinate their children on personal or philosophical grounds to voice their opposition. That's similar to Washington, which allows parents to opt-out of vaccinating their children because of personal beliefs. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 79 cases of measles were reported in January of this year, more than a fifth of the total in all of 2018 - a still too high 372.

If applicable, Habersaat says, that framework would be applied to WHO's research in other countries where vaccination coverage has dropped and measles has become resurgent - including Ukraine, Georgia, Serbia, Romania, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.

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