The number of measles drops rapidly in Rockland County as the case went from 15 confirmed cases a week ago,…
The number of measles drops rapidly in Rockland County as the case went from 15 confirmed cases a week ago, to 25 on Friday and Sunday, county administrators said there are 33 confirmed cases of measles in the county and five more suspected cases are under investigation. ” width=”400″ height=”260″/> Measles / CDC ” width=”400″ height=”260″/> Measles / CDC
Some 2,000 people have been vaccinated with the measles-kummus rubella (MMR) vaccine since the eruption began in late September, which originates with travelers coming from Israel who are in in the midst of a major measles outbreak .
How infectious is measles? Answer: Much
Fairs are a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus spread through direct contact with nasal or neck secretions in infected persons. Fairs can be dangerous, especially for infants and toddlers, as it can lead to pneumonia, brain damage, deafness and death. Others who are at high risk of complications if they get measles are pregnant women who are not immunized, as well as those who are immunosuppressed or immunosuppressed (when your body can not fight disease). About one in four people receiving measles will be introduced to the hospital.
Symptoms include fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis (red water eyes) or runny nose. People are considered infectious from four days before to four days after the rash of rash. Symptoms usually occur 1
0-12 days after exposure but may occur as early as 7 days and no later than 21 days after exposure.
People are considered protected or immune to measles about:
• they were born before 1957
• have received two doses of measles, dop, rubella (MMR) vaccine
had measles confirmed by a healthcare provider
• or have a laboratory test confirming immunity
If you are unsure if you are immune to measles, contact your healthcare provider. Individuals should receive two doses of MMR vaccine to be fully protected. Usually, the first dose of MMR vaccine should be given at 12-15 months of age and the second dose should be given at four to six years of age (age of schooling), although individuals may also be vaccinated later in life. In New York, measles immunization of children enrolled in schools, day care centers and preschools is required. Since August 1990, college students have also been required to show immunity to measles.
People who are not immune for measles risk developing measles if exposed to it. The only best way to prevent measles is to be vaccinated. If you are not immune to measles, MMR vaccine or a medicine called immunoglobulin may reduce the risk of developing measles. Check with your health care provider to see if you are up to date with your measles vaccination, if not, schedule a meeting to be vaccinated.
According to the CDC, October 6, 142 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 25 states and the District of Columbia year-to-date in 2018.