Measles case reported to DOH, visitors and Floridians asked to get vaccinated

Alicia Farmer
April 19, 2019

The CBS report says that one man traveled from NY and infected 38 people in MI, which began the outbreak there.

The measles virus is highly contagious and can stay airborne or live on surfaces for up to two hours.

During a meeting Wednesday, the city's health board said it would be seeking civil, not criminal, penalties against the parents. Israel's Ministry of Health says she may have contracted the disease in NY, in Israel, or on a flight between the two.

"She's been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we're now just hoping for the best", said Dr. Itamar Grotto, associate director general of Israel's Ministry of Health. The CDC recommends infants 6 to 11 months old should receive one dose of the vaccine; children 12 months and older should have received two.

Sun added: "People born between 1957 and 1989 generally only had one MMR dose".

Measles is making a resurgence in Israel due primarily to parents not inoculating their children.

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The measles cases in Rockland and in Brooklyn have been traced to unvaccinated members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community who traveled to Israel. "However, we can turn the tide by people getting vaccinated, especially before Passover, when families and communities gather", said New York's Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot.

But in recent years, amid worldwide measles outbreaks and an anti-vaccine movement - sustained, in part, by fraudulent research that purported to show a link between autism and a preservative used in vaccines - the numbers have spiked.

Maryland health officials confirmed Wednesday that a third person contracted measles in the Pikesville area of the state this month. The WHO says these outbreaks are 'causing many deaths, ' with most of the victims being young children.

"It is important to identify measles early to help prevent its spread to other people".

The measure is the broadest vaccination order in the United States in almost three decades. Almost one in three measles patients will develop ear infections, diarrhea or pneumonia and the disease is fata in about 1 of every 1,000 cases.

In 2000 - nearly four decades after parents began vaccinating their children - measles was declared eliminated in the United States, according to CDC data. In comparison, the CDC reported 372 measles cases in the USA in 2018, 120 cases in 2017, and only 86 in 2016.

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