SALEM, Ore. – Marion County Health Officers claim that the laboratory report confirms that there are no measles in the Salem area.
after county health officials confirmed they were looking for a suspected case.
There are currently 53 confirmed measles cases and two suspected cases in Clark County, and there is concern about the spread of the outbreak
Clark County reported that there were no new confirmed cases on Saturday.
The symptoms of measles begin with mild fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash.
Oregon Health Service has developed a call center for common measles issues ̵
In Clark County measles, officials say most patients have not been immunized, six have not been confirmed to have a vaccine, and one person has received only one dose of MMR
. one dose of MMR vaccine is 93% effective and the efficacy of two doses of the vaccine is 97%.
Children usually receive the first MMR vaccine from one to 15 months of age and the second dose is from 4 to 6 years old.
MORE INFORMATION FROM MARINE HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES:
Measles poses the greatest risk to unvaccinated pregnant women, infants up to 12 months, and people with weakened immune systems. nose and red eyes, followed by a rash that usually starts from the face and spreads to the rest of the body.
The most common measles complications are ear infection, lung infection and diarrhea. Brain swelling is a rare but much more serious complication
After someone meets the measles, the disease occurs in about two weeks, but people can be contagious for days before they know they are ill.
A virus that spreads through the air after a person has cough or sneezing. People are infected with measles four days before the rash occurs and up to four days after the rash. The virus can also weaken in the air for up to two hours after infecting an infectious person.
A person is considered immune to measles if ANY of these are:
1.You were born before 1957. 19659003] 2. Your doctor has diagnosed measles.
3. Blood test proves that you are immune.
You are fully vaccinated against measles (one dose for children from 12 months to 3 years, two doses: 4 and more years old