Bell County officials confirm possible measles case

Bell County officials confirm possible measles case

Bell County officials confirm possible measles case

The report also indicated that around 70 percent of children age 13 to 17 were vaccinated against four common strains of meningococcal disease.

"If you think you or someone in your family has measles, you should call your doctor's office and check in before leaving your home, try to stay away from public places", Dr. Wilson said.

"Measles is one of the most highly contagious diseases known", Sammons said.

However, there are 11 people who display symptoms of measles and are awaiting the results of blood work to confirm the diagnosis.

What does measles look like?

It would not be unusual to see so many headlines about measles. if this were 1919.

"Imagine that you have a bucket of rash". It's followed by a rash that spreads over the body.

The age of the measles victims has also trended upward, but the bulk are still 1 to 10 years old. "They are miserable and very sick-appearing", she said.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider.

"Most of these patients that were admitted did not have any immunization".

How anxious should parents be about measles? After two or three days people develop spots in the mouth called Koplik spots, but we don't always go looking in our family members' mouths.

In 2000, he said medical professionals announces there were no cases of measles in the US due to the vaccine.

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The DoH admitted that the controversy has in part caused last year's decline in measles vaccination and outbreaks in the country. Officials say it may be weeks or months before the outbreak is contained.

As a measles outbreak rages in Clark County, health care professionals advise a simple solution: Get vaccinated. "The science is completely clear that childhood vax are not only good because they prevent all of these terrible illnesses, but they are also completely safe".

Why do some parents decide not to vaccinate?

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".

California state Sen. Richard Pan, a pediatrician who sponsored his state's bill, said he got death threats over it and had anti-vaccination advocates jam his phone lines and harass him on social media.

Doctors play a central role in educating parents and/or caregivers on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines which are recommended by regulatory authorities.

We're all lucky no one in Hollywood spread rumors that the polio vaccine caused autism.

A child who received only one dose of the measles vaccine is the newest person diagnosed with the disease, according to a Friday update from Clark County Public Health.

The National Vaccine Information Center, which opposes mandatory vaccination laws, said it opposed that bill and the current one.

Is it possible to contract measles if you've been vaccinated?

And that's just one vaccine-preventable disease.

People who have had measles are also considered to be immune from getting the illness a second time, similar to chicken pox.

He said measles will start with a fever, coughing and sneezing. "But this is certainly something that we need to pay attention to".

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