According to the Centers for Disease Control, before the vaccine was licensed in the early 1960s, the US would see an average around 500,000 cases of measles every year.
According to wfsb.com., a public health emergency was declared in Washington state and NY state has already reported 200 cases of measles.
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"It's my personal belief that I don't believe that we shouldn't be forcing everyone to be vaccinated or refuse them to come to school", said Sean, who opposes vaccinations.
At least eight other states have reported measles cases this year. "However, it is easily preventable".
At least 248 children and 21 adults are being treated for measles in the San Lazaro Hospital, a known facility for infectious diseases. Recently, and closer to Chambers County, three cases of measles were reported in Atlanta, with two cases were confirmed January 13 and the most recent on January 26.
NY has also seen an outbreak that started in the fall of 2018 and has continued into 2019.
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If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health. The majority of the cases involve children under the age of ten.
Measles is highly contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since then, numerous studies have proven the effectiveness and safety of the MMR vaccine.
She said because people don't see the disease, some individuals are more scared of the vaccine than the virus. Other possible infection sites in Portland include an Amazon Locker location and stores such as Costco and Ikea. As of 2000, measles was declared eliminated in the United States or no longer constantly present, though spot outbreaks occur. The outbreak in Clark County has been concentrated mostly among unvaccinated children. They said they'd also identified seven suspected cases of the disease.
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The CDC recommends children get the vaccine, starting with the first dose at age 12 to 15 months, and the second dose at 4 to 6 years of age. If everyone receives the vaccine with proper doses, herd immunity is achieved. If left untreated, encephalitis, a potentially fatal inflammation of the brain, can develop.
Cindy Lesinger, immunization division director, Alabama Department of Public Health, said without a doubt that everybody should be vaccinated.