Health Care

B.C. working on mandatory registration following measles outbreak

B.C. working on mandatory registration following measles outbreak”

In fact, many people shared a news story about a measles outbreak in Victoria from 2014.

The B.C. government is considering a mandatory vaccination registration program similar to that in Ontario in the wake of an outbreak of measles in Vancouver, Health Minister Adrian Dix said Thursday.

The Ministry of Health was reportedly notified on Monday that a child had gone to a private health care facility in New Providence with the symptoms of the disease.

According to Island Health Medical Health Officer, Dr. "The current public health infrastructure is really threatened by events like this".

Canadians born before 1970 are assumed to have natural immunity to measles, a disease long considered a childhood rite of passage, despite its dangers.

The outbreak in Vancouver has affected nine people and is believed to have been started with an unvaccinated boy who travelled to Vietnam.

More news: Heartbreaking: T.I.'s Sister Precious Harris Dead At 66

As the outbreak slowed recently, Ezelle says there are no plans to bring more resources to Washington from other states. Forty-seven states, including MA, allow religious exemptions.

"Because when you get enough people who don't vaccinate together, there's more likely to be spread of those illnesses".

AHS says adults who spent their formative years in Alberta do not require an additional vaccine but adults who relocated to Alberta from outside the province may require a booster and should consult their physician. By comparison, Clark County, had a 6.7 percent exemption rate, according to state health-department data.

With 33 students forced to stay home from two Vancouver schools at the centre of the outbreak because they haven't provided proof of vaccination, it's back on the table now. Legislation moving through the House would eliminate the objection for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, while a Senate bill, subject of a committee hearing Wednesday in Olympia, aims to get rid of the personal exemption for all vaccines needed to attend school or a licensed day-care center.

A report by the BC Centre for Disease Control entitled "Immunization Uptake in Children by the Seventh Birthday" records the percentage of 7-year-old children in each health authority/region of the province that has received various vaccines. Lindquist, of the state DOH, says he is "cautiously optimistic" that the upsurge is slowing, but it's too early to predict.

"This could easily go on for another month or two", he said.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


22 February 2019
Packers miss out on compensatory draft picks for first time since 2009
The Bengals also accrued a sixth round pick in a 2017 trade that sent cornerback Bene Benwikere to the Dallas Cowboys. This means that the team will have 12 total draft picks this season, and six of them will be in the top 101.

22 February 2019
New Election Ordered in Disputed North Carolina House Race
This alone, however, might not have been enough to convince the board to throw out the election results. Harris's son, John Harris , testified Wednesday that he had warned his father about Dowless.

22 February 2019
Australia says coal holdups at China ports are not a ban
When asked about this report, ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that China's Australian coal imports continue as normal. CBA expects Australian thermal and metallurgical coal to come under pressure as Chinese buyers look elsewhere for supply.

22 February 2019
Taiwan's Hsieh stuns Kerber to reach Dubai quarters
A day after Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings, fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber was also upset in a 5-7,6-4,6-0 loss to Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan.

22 February 2019
Empire star Jussie Smollett arrested, removed from final two episodes
Chicago Police claim they have reason to believe that the actor orchestrated the event, according to a New York Times report. Harris wrote that hate crimes are on the rise in the USA , and said Smollett's story "distracts from that truth".

22 February 2019
Time's Up CEO steps down after son accused of sexual assault
The Los Angeles Times reported Friday, a woman alleged that Borders' son "violated" her after offering her a "healing session". Chief Operating Officer Rebecca Goldman will serve as interim CEO while the organization conducts an executive search.

22 February 2019
C.J. Anderson: Todd Gurley 'More Hurt' Than Rams Thought
Gurley rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries while Anderson racked up 123 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Anderson, has now explained that Gurley was in poorer condition than the team initially disclosed as the playoffs wore on.

22 February 2019
Georges St-Pierre Has Announced His Retirement From MMA
St-Pierre's (26-2 MMA , 20-2 UFC) retirement from MMA competition is arguably the biggest combat sports story of the year so far. The legendary fighter retires after establishing himself as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time.

22 February 2019
Jussie Smollett's 'Empire' role cut from season's final episode, creators say
In a statement, 20th Century Fox said: "We are evaluating the situation and we are considering our options". Smollett faces a felony charge of disorderly conduct over falsely claiming he was attacked, police say.

22 February 2019
England Women make nine changes ahead of facing Wales in Six Nations
Having won the Slam in 2012, Wales found themselves readying for England who were in search of a first Grand Slam in a decade. Despite Wales' winning run, England deserve their status as favourites for the quality of their performances this year.