Clark County measles outbreak grows to 35 cases

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"But because the vast majority of us are immune to measles, we tend to not see more than a couple of generations of cases". Officials now worry the virus will spread to other large metropolitan areas.

The hospital has restricted visitation to labor and delivery, mother-baby and neonatal intensive care units, citing the rise in measles and influenza cases.

There are 11 more cases that are yet to be confirmed.

The outbreak started in Southwest Washington's Clark County, but has been spreading.

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one or two out of every 1,000 children infected with measles will die from severe complications.

The measles vaccine is very effective. As of Friday, there were 26 confirmed cases according to the report. Most people who are diagnosed as having measles are not vaccinated or did not know their vaccination status.

To keep your child safe and strengthen herd immunity, be assured that there is absolutely no evidence to support the idea that vaccines cause autism. It is paramount that no more people get infected and that the outbreak is contained.

"It's all hands on deck".

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And, in 2017, low vaccination compliance rates among the Somali-American community living in Minnesota led to a cluster of 75 cases. But given the high rate of non-vaccination in "hotspot" areas, Peter J. Hotez, a professor of pediatrics and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, tells Stanley-Becker that he isn't surprised that outbreaks are happening.

"The best way to protect yourself against the measles is to get the measles shot". Here in Kern County, we tend to have good vaccination rates, so many of our residents are immune and can not catch measles.

If you live in or near Clark County, or have just been there recently, you should make sure you've gotten the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine.

Washington is one of 18 states that allows parents to decide not to vaccinate their children due to moral, personal, or other beliefs.

Virginia does allow vaccine exemptions for religious and medical reasons. The disease is so contagious that 90 per cent of unvaccinated people who are exposed will catch it. The disease is contagious from approximately four days before the characteristic rash appears to four days after the rash appears. The kids weren't infectious during their transit time, but had to be in quarantine for five days after the onset of their symptoms-both children were unvaccinated, and thus highly contagious.

Visitors to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry may have been exposed to measles according to health officials tracking a growing outbreak here in the Northwest.

If you have a fever and a rash and you think you might have measles, you should avoid public settings and telephone your healthcare provider BEFORE going directly to a healthcare facility so steps can be taken to avoid possibly exposing others.

Earlier this week, authorities were successful in identifying several people who had been exposed but were not sick yet.