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Measles Cases Confirmed In Washington State

Measles Cases Confirmed In Washington State”

This adds to the national measles outbreak seen across the county. It is not clear where the King County patient became infected, but he did report having traveled to Vancouver, the seat of Clark County, before his diagnosis, health officials have said. The reason, according to an article in the Hartford Courant, is that the majority of Connecticut's population has been vaccinated.

The region's measles outbreak began in Clark County, Washington, where since January 1, health officials had confirmed 49 cases and suspected nine others as of Tuesday morning. Yale-New Haven Hospital is treating the two infected patients. Not only are people with measles infectious for four days before they break out with the rash, the virus can live in the air for up to two hours after an infectious person coughs or sneezes.

Maldonado said what is happening now is people are getting looser with getting vaccinations for their children.

The measles outbreak in Clark County shows no sign of letting up as public health officials Sunday announced they had identified additional cases.

The measles vaccine, usually given as part of the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine, can make all the difference. The policy allows children to go to school without getting vaccinated, if their parents have a personal objection, but one state representative is pushing a measure eliminating the exemption, specifically for the measles vaccine.

The age of the measles victims has also trended upward, but the bulk are still 1 to 10 years old.

"The measles vaccine isn't flawless, but one dose is 93 percent effective at preventing illness", Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County's health officer, said in a statement.

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Two other potential cases are pending testing.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

The new measles cases in Houston bring the total number of cases in Texas to six so far in 2019.

He's among the many doctors that notes that measles may be the most highly contagious disease we know of. However, he said an older person with a weaker immune system could have a higher chance of a risky infection if not vaccinated. The outbreak in Clark County has been concentrated mostly among unvaccinated children.

Also on Monday, Harris County confirmed three cases of the measles in their area.

The CDC recommends children get the vaccine, starting with the first dose at age 12 to 15 months, and the second dose at 4 to 6 years of age.



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