Measles on the rise nationally, 2 cases found in DC area

19 August, 2018, 02:18 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • Measles on the rise nationally, 2 cases found in DC area

In 2017, 118 people were reported to have measles nationwide.

While it is rare in the United States, it is still a common disease in places like Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa. Travelers with measles continue to bring it into the US, where it can spread when it reaches a community where groups of people are unvaccinated.

The announcement of the latest cases in Pinellas County comes as the CDC is monitoring an outbreak of measles across almost two dozen states.

There are reports of 107 people having contracted measles from 21 states in the US between January 1 and July 14 this year, according to data monitored by the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC). Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and the District of Colombia have had cases, though none have been reported in Mississippi. A red or reddish-brown rash also appears, first on the face at the hairline and spreading down to the entire body. It is likely that the number of cases in 2018 will be much more than that. The health department urges anyone experiencing symptoms of measles to see their health care provider and report suspected cases. While the disease is treatable, the CDC said, one or two out of every 1,000 children who get measles die from complications. Complications can arise, including pneumonia, encephalitis and death. A recent outbreak of measles has some doctors encouraging vaccination as the best way to prevent measles and its spread. Children typically get the vaccine between 12 and 14 months of age.

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The measles vaccine - known as the MMR or measles, mumps and rubella vaccine - is very effective.

In all, there were 107 reported cases up until July 14.

Measles can spread when it reaches a community in the USA where groups of people are unvaccinated.

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