Categories: world

US measles outbreak is greatest since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000

In total, there have been 681 measles cases over 22 states this year, according to CNN's analysis of data from state and local health departments. The states reporting the case case are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas. and Washington. As of Monday, US disease control centers and prevention reported 626 individual cases of measles confirmed in these 22 states. This includes diseases reported by state health departments to the CDC through April 19 and therefore does not include reported cases since then. The agency updates the number of measles cases every Monday. Previously, the highest number of reported cases since elimination was 667 in 201 4. "Most cases we see are in unvaccinated communities" Fairs is a highly contagious disease caused by a viruses that can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes or if someone comes in direct contact or divides bacteria by touching the same objects or surfaces. The mask's symptoms may include fever, cough, runny nose, watering eyes and rashes. Most cases in the United States have arisen in communities with low levels of vaccination against the virus, according to public health managers. [19659009] "I believe that parents' concerns about vaccines lead to underweight, and most of the cases we see are in unvaccinated societies," dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, said in February at…

In total, there have been 681 measles cases over 22 states this year, according to CNN’s analysis of data from state and local health departments.

The states reporting the case case are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas. and Washington.

As of Monday, US disease control centers and prevention reported 626 individual cases of measles confirmed in these 22 states. This includes diseases reported by state health departments to the CDC through April 19 and therefore does not include reported cases since then.

The agency updates the number of measles cases every Monday.

Previously, the highest number of reported cases since elimination was 667 in 201

4.

“Most cases we see are in unvaccinated communities”

Fairs is a highly contagious disease caused by a viruses that can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes or if someone comes in direct contact or divides bacteria by touching the same objects or surfaces. The mask’s symptoms may include fever, cough, runny nose, watering eyes and rashes.

Most cases in the United States have arisen in communities with low levels of vaccination against the virus, according to public health managers. [19659009] “I believe that parents’ concerns about vaccines lead to underweight, and most of the cases we see are in unvaccinated societies,” dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, said in February at a convention outcry about the outbreak.

Nationally, the United States has high measles vaccination. The CDC says that 91.5% of American children aged 19 months to 35 months have received at least one dose of measles, baptism and rubella vaccine in 2017, the last year available.

“However, there are pockets of people who are vaccine-hesitant,” says Messonnier.

“Measles outbreaks occur when measles enters these groups of unvaccinated people,” she said. “The only way to protect against measles is to be vaccinated.”

A source familiar with the measles situation in the United States previously told CNN for the 626 cases of measles that federal officials counted from last week’s 72% unvaccinated and 18% have an unknown vaccination status. Among those who are unvaccinated, it may be due to personal convictions and medical reasons. The other 10% were vaccinated with one or two doses.

Of the 626 cases, 487 were 19 and younger.

The CDC has noted that these outbreaks are linked to travelers who were infected and brought measles back from other countries, including Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines.

For example, the outbreak in New York, which declared an emergency for public health last month, began when an unvaccinated child became infected when visiting Israel, according to health officials.

A person from New York who was unknowingly contagious with measles then visited Southeast Michigan, spreading the disease to at least 38 people there, according to Lynn Sutfin, public information officer for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The history of measles in America

] In 1912, measles became a nationally reported disease in the United States, which meant that it was necessary for healthcare professionals and laboratories to report diagnosed cases. During the first decade of reporting, an average of about 6,000 measles-related deaths were reported annually.

In the 1950s, the researchers isolated the measles virus in the patient’s blood and in the 1960s they could convert that virus into a vaccine. The vaccine was licensed and then used as part of a vaccination program.

Prior to the introduction of measles vaccination in the United States in 1963, it was estimated that 3 million to 4 million people received the disease each year nationwide, according to the CDC. Subsequently, falls and deaths from measles in the US and other developed countries fell. There were 963 cases reported in the United States in 1994 and 508 in 1996.

By 2000, when there were only 86 cases, measles was revealed from the United States, meaning there was no continuous transmission of the disease for more than 12 months.

Since 2000, the annual number of measles cases reported has varied from 37 persons in 2004 to 667 in 2014.

Measles, pillows and rubella vaccines – known as the MMR vaccine – are very effective. A dose is approximately 93% effective in preventing measles if you come in contact with the virus. Two doses are approximately 97% effective.

Experts recommend that children receive the vaccine in two doses: first between 12 months and 15 months and one second between 4 and 6 years.

With any drug, including vaccines, there is a risk of reactions, according to the CDC. These are usually mild and go away on their own, but there is a “remote chance” of side effects and even serious injuries.

Experts say the benefits outweigh the risks of measles vaccine.

Share
Published by
Faela