Public Health reports no new Clark County measles cases

Tribune editorial Don’t fall for anti-vax scare campaigns

Tribune editorial Don’t fall for anti-vax scare campaigns

The outbreak in Clark County, Washington, involves 49 confirmed cases of measles and nine suspected cases, according to local public health officials.

The health department said there are two other potential cases of measles that are pending as they wait for test results. Disregarding a child's immunization schedule is a lame excuse of those who are not fully aware of the benefits and protection that their child can get after being vaccinated.

"Measles in Washington has spread and health officials urge immunization", the Washington State Department of Health says.

Will Connecticut be the next state to be inundated with cases of the measles?

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or if a person comes into direct contact or shares germs by touching the same objects or surfaces.

The first symptoms of measles are a high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis), which could be confused with any number of other viruses, especially during cold and flu season. According to World Health Organization, a vaccine-related adverse effect can be expected in one out of every 1 million doses of measles vaccine.

It could be just a matter of time before the public health emergency over measles in Washington state affects Montana.

"San Lazaro still accepts measles cases.we can not turn down every Filipino who asks help from us", she said.

Walking back Syria withdrawal, Trump cites need to watch Iran, 'protect' Israel
Former Iraq Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi‏ chimed in as well, writing on Twitter: "Iraqi sovereignty must be respected". Iraq should not be used as a spring board to attack its neighbours.

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

The measles-mumps-rubella vaccine has been part of routine childhood shots for decades, and measles was declared eliminated in the U.S.in 2000.

"That is what we are seeing now", Maldonado said. Two doses of the vaccine are about 97 percent effective at preventing measles; one dose is about 93 percent effective. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward used to be a champion for vaccinations, but she's one of the chief budget writers this session.

As concerning as measles outbreaks are, she also reminds parents that many other viruses are far more common.

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

Vaccine treatments, doctors say, can be effective.

But 100 years later, the disease had become rare indeed, until the distrust of vaccines led more parents to opt not to have their kids immunized. The same study also said the important factors that influence vaccine decision-making process include "trust in the safety and efficacy of vaccines, trust in the individuals that administer or give advice about vaccination, and trust in the wider health system".

In all, at least 79 cases have been reported nationwide this year.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.