State of Emergency Declared Over Washington Measles Outbreak

Measles outbreak in Washington State leads BCCDC to advise people on immunization updating

At least one case linked to the Washington outbreak had been reported in Oregon's Multnomah County as of Friday. Most of the patients are children under 10. "Fortunately, the measles vaccine is very effective". Low vaccination rate is widely believed as the reason behind recent outbreaks.

Misinformation is circulating on social media, said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County public health director.

"What keeps me up at night is worrying that we're going to have a child die from this, something that's completely preventable", he said.

'[The measles outbreak] in NY was just among the Orthodox Jewish community, ' Dr Hotez said, in reference to 177 measles cases that hit the Big Apple a year ago. While the King County website says the patient, a man in his 50s, is a "suspected case", the governor said in a news release it is a confirmed case of measles. Three to five days after the start of these symptoms, a red or reddish-brown rash appears, usually starting on a person's face at the hairline and spreading downward to the entire body.

Measles is a highly contagious viral illness spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Vaccination is the best way to prevent measles, health officials say.

British Columbians can update their immunization status at any time, especially before travelling. The first, called MMR vaccine, helps protect children and adults from measles, mumps and rubella.

If his bill passes, any parent who sends their children to public school will not be allowed to use a personal exemption to not vaccinate their kids.

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The Associated Press reports that two confirmed cases of measles in Hawaii were in unvaccinated children who traveled to Hawaii from Washington state. The tragedy is that the deadly disease and its consequences are nearly 100 percent preventable if the population is vaccinated.

Washington state epidemiologist Scott Lindquist told NPR's Patti Neighmond this is likely only the beginning of the epidemic since numerous families with infected children traveled to very public places, including Costco, Ikea, the Portland International Airport and the arena where the Trail Blazers play.

They announced Monday that others could have been infected at the popular Oregon Museum of Science & Industry in Portland and a Wal-Mart Supercenter in the bedroom community of Vancouver, Washington. Adults born in the US before 1957 are considered immune to measles from past exposures, but in situations where exposure to measles is likely, these adults may benefit from a dose of MMR vaccine to be safer.

An outbreak like the one in Washington shows how easily the disease can spread among unvaccinated children and that once there is a pocket of the measles, it can easily spread. "But because the vast majority of us are immune to measles, we tend to not see more than a couple of generations of cases".

Officials still are not sure where the U.S. Northwest outbreak began. Nine were in children between 11 and 18 years old. Herd immunity happens when unvaccinated individuals are protected from infection because nearly everyone around them has been vaccinated and is immune to a disease. The outbreak is being closely monitored and one person has been taken to the hospital.

"There are people who are resistant to getting vaccinated", Koenig said. She hasn't felt comfortable leaving the house with him and worries he might be vulnerable without a vaccine.

"Measles is only potentially an airline flight away from hitting this community, so I urge people to go get their vaccines", Deese said.

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