Three measles cases confirmed in Houston area

The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver Wash. to warn patients and visitors of a measles outbreak Jan. 30 2019

The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver Wash. to warn patients and visitors of a measles outbreak Jan. 30 2019

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

DCPH will continue to monitor and investigate any measles concerns within Denton County.

The woman is between 25 and 35 years of age, while the boys are both under the age of 2. The Pacific Northwest outbreak includes one confirmed case in King County, where Seattle is located, and one in Multnomah County, which includes Portland, Ore.

Forty-eight of the cases are in children 18 years and younger and all the cases either were unvaccinated, undervaccinated or an unknown vaccination status. "The recommended two doses of the measles vaccine provide even greater protection - 97 percent". That brings the total number of measles cases in OR up to four. The agency says worldwide travelers returning from Israel and Ukraine-where large outbreaks recently occurred-appear to be spreading the measles in the United States.

The United States outbreaks, which are defined as 3 or more cases, are in New York State, New York City and Washington State.

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease, without specific antiviral treatment available, says the CDC. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people close to that person who are not yet immune could become infected.

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Research has confirmed that vaccines don't cause autism, a common reason cited by parents who reject vaccinations.

Symptoms include a high fever, coughing, runny nose and watery, red eyes between seven and 14 days after infection, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Anyone who believes they have measles should contact their health care provider as soon as possible.

The Northwest cases are among three ongoing measles outbreaks in the US that sickened 79 people in January, according to the CDC.

"Our vaccination rates are not so low that I think we are going to be like Italy or Romania that had thousands of cases a year ago but we could have a few hundred cases", Ludke said. In 2013, 27 cases of measles were reported in Texas; 16 of the 27 confirmed cases were in Tarrant County, according to the DSHS.

Vaccination remains the most effective method for preventing measles, according to the Bell County Health District.

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