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By Shamard Charles, MD
Twenty-two new measles cases have been confirmed by recent disease control and prevention centers based on the agency's latest numbers
So far, CDC 201
In most of these countries, the disease goes between people who did not have the vaccine at all or did not have a second dose. The measles vaccine is 97 percent. Effective when both doses are given
Measles activity was closely monitored in southwest Washington, where in January. Urgent public health has been announced
55 Thursday measles cases have been confirmed. Washington State. Almost all cases occurred in children under the age of 10 whose parents decided to vaccinate them. A similar outbreak occurred between the Orthodox Jews in New York in January.
Measles is a highly contagious viral disease without specific antiviral treatment. Symptoms usually start from week to 14 days after infection. They have high fever, cough, red eyes and blue-white rash on the inner lining of cheeks called Koplik spots. Then there is a rash that spreads through the body. Uncontrolled encephalitis may occur, potentially fatal inflammation of the brain
Measles are often introduced into the United States by unvaccinated people infected in other countries, says CDC
. concerns about the outbreak. Washington State Health Department says 2018 Month of January. About 530 people were immunized about measles. January this year There were more than 3,000 vaccines.