Measles outbreak grows in anti-vaccination hot spot


This was amidst the clarification from the Department of Health (DoH) that no deaths had been linked to Dengvaxia and calls from doctors' group Doctors for Truth and Welfare to "halt the continuous spread of unproven claims of deaths caused by the dengue vaccine by the same unqualified but noisy people who are largely responsible for the fall in vaccine confidence in the country".

Early symptoms include a fever, runny nose and malaise, followed by a rash that starts around the head and moves down the body.

Numerous studies have shown vaccines do not cause autism - a common reason cited by those who don't want their kids immunized. If a person with measles is in a room and simply coughs, a person that is in the same room and it is not vaccinated, can get the virus from the droplets in the air.

There is another possible complication that can occur seven to 10 years after infection, more commonly when people get the infection as infants.

The overwhelming majority of Washington's new cases have not been immunized, re-sparking debate over the anti-vaccination movement. Severe cases are not common, especially to younger children with healthy immune systems.

Supplements of vitamin A, which supports the immune system and the eyes, have been shown to reduce the number of deaths from measles by 50%, World Health Organization reports.

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MANILA- Measles cases have been pouring in at a hospital in Manila with most patients lacking vaccination for the infectious disease. Before the vaccine's introduction in 1963, there were four million measles cases in the USA every year, with 48,000 hospitalizations and 500 deaths. On Jan. 23, one case was confirmed in King County, home to the state's largest city, Seattle. More measles information can be found at a Centers for Disease Control website. Many health-care professionals (HCPs), such as doctors, in the public health sector fear that the previous year might be the lowest FIC rate in a decade. Vaccination resulted in an 80% drop in worldwide measles deaths between 2000 and 2017.

Symptoms of measles generally begin a week to 14 days after infection.

Armstrong said the lapse in additional cases helps Clark County Public Health feel like the preventative work the agency does is helping. Two doses of the vaccine are about 97 percent effective at preventing measles; one dose is about 93 percent effective. However, there are still means to regain the momentum to continue and strongly support the routine immunization of children to protect them from acquiring vaccine-preventable diseases.

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.

With any medicine, including vaccines, there is a chance of reactions, according to the CDC.