Washington measles outbreak soars to 48 cases

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An additional case was confirmed in King County, which includes Seattle, and in Multnomah County, Oregon, which includes Portland and lies across the Columbia River from Clark County.

Clark County health officials have confirmed 49 cases there since January 1.

The vast majority were not vaccinated against the virus.

Across the USA, 10 states - California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington - reported 79 confirmed measles cases in January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first dose of the measles vaccine is 93 percent effective.

Recent data compiled by Idaho health officials show about 3,800 school-age children in the state likely are not fully immunized for the measles. "The recommended two doses of the measles vaccine provide even greater protection - 97 percent". He said it is similar to the flu. However, vaccine rates started to decline shortly after due to a fabricated study stating a link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination and autism. If everyone receives the vaccine with proper doses, herd immunity is achieved.

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Nine out of 10 unvaccinated people who are exposed will get the disease. The most important thing is that we keep every child, every family, and every community safe.

Democratic Rep. Monica Stonier of Vancouver, a co-signer on the bill, said she would prefer an even broader proposal, but "right now we're looking at what we can get moved".

He said there is no way for a person to protect themselves, except for the vaccination.

Insinuations that vaccines are unsafe spread via misinformation and anecdotal reports of alleged vaccine reactions, either by unqualified professionals, the media, the internet and/or anti-vaccination groups, and this leads parents to question the need for immunization. Many health-care professionals (HCPs), such as doctors, in the public health sector fear that the previous year might be the lowest FIC rate in a decade.

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. More than 180 of the cases happened in Orthodox Jewish communities. There is no other virus that can do that.

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What's worse is there is no specific treatment for measles, Maldonado said. If you are not sure if you are immune to measles, you can get a blood test to find out. "That is when it becomes very risky". Measles was the leading killer disease in children.

The measles virus is very infectious.

Cindy Lesinger, immunization division director, Alabama Department of Public Health, said without a doubt that everybody should be vaccinated.

CBS News reported in October that a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the USA have not been vaccinated against any disease. "With fewer people getting vaccinated, that is where you tend to get an outbreak". The mother of a 39-year-old physician, Dr. Kendrick Gotoc, who was inoculated by the vaccine three times prior to his death on April 22, 2018, filed cases of obstruction of justice, reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, torture, and violation of the Consumer Act against Health Secretary Francisco Duque, former DoH chief Janette Garin, and 37 others. She said the legislation would "bring a hammer down and threaten people instead of allowing them to make informed decisions". "If these parents saw the disease, they wouldn't hesitate".

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