Maryland reports first case of measles amid national outbreak

Maryland reports first case of measles amid national outbreak

Maryland reports first case of measles amid national outbreak

Maryland's Department of Health is issuing a warning after confirming a case of measles. In all of 2018, there were 372 confirmed measles cases in the US, according to the CDC. Those affected range from age eight months to 63 years.

Those who were at the locations during those specified times and are not immunized or incompletely immunized are asked to call Saanich Health Unit at 250-519-5100 or the Victoria Health Unit at 250-388-2200.

Day said only 72.9 per cent of people under 18 have been vaccinated against measles in Rockland County, which has more than 300,000 residents.

Two doses of measles vaccine are 99 per cent effective at preventing measles.

If symptoms develop, it is crucial to call ahead to the healthcare provider so they can take precautions to prevent exposure in other individuals.

As a result of high vaccination rates in general, measles hasn't been widespread in the United States for more than a decade.

According to health officials, the measles vaccine is highly effective and very safe. The vaccine is free and available from general practitioners.

Measles, according to the letter, is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that is spread by direct person-to-person contact and through the air.

A new social media video launched by the Public Health Agency (PHA) highlights the importance of getting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, particularly given recent measles outbreaks in continental Europe.

The source (s) of the latest cases of measles are under investigation, but at this point do not appear to be related to the two previous cases confirmed last week.

This is the highest number of measles in the state since 1991 when 65 cases were reported.

"There is a risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after contact with a case of measles". These symptoms are followed by a rash that spreads from the head down to the hands and feet.

So far this year, there have been 387 cases of measles confirmed in 15 states. It can live as long as two hours in an airspace, even after the infected person has left. Symptoms usually surface seven to 14 days after a person is infected and include high fever; coughing; runny nose; tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums, and roof of the mouth; and finally a red, raised blotchy rash.

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