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Three Georgia Measles Cases

Three Georgia Measles Cases

Thus far, Brazil has reported most of the imported measles cases during 2018.

In Oregon and Washington State health officials are trying to control an outbreak of measles that has already infected dozens of people.

The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in OR and Washington since January 1, with 11 more cases suspected.

The return of measles in Venezuela has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a substantial health risk to neighboring countries.

"What keeps me up at night is eventually having a child die from this completely preventable situation", Melnick said.

The two-dose vaccine against measles was introduced in 1978 in the United States, and by 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared it 'eliminated'.




Clark County Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. "It's still out there, even though it's been debunked, that the measles vaccine results in autism".

Back in that 2004 school year, the vaccination rate was "getting close" to a threshold for herd immunity (around 95%), Clark County public health director Alan Melnick told Business Insider.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed measles in three residents of the metro Atlanta area. 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.

There are 40 confirmed cases in the Northwest, including 38 clustered in southwest Washington, one in Portland and one in Seattle. Thirteen additional suspected cases were reported Wednesday, and some of those will likely be confirmed, Dr Melnick said.

"My 3-year-old is not vaccinated and there is now a measles outbreak in my state", she wrote, according toBored Panda. One dose of the measles vaccine gives 93 percent lifelong immunity; a second dose between ages 4 and 6 provides 97 percent immunity.

The CDC advises those who believe they are infected should stay home for four days after developing the rash to minimize the likelihood of spreading the disease.