Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren't vaccinated now have the measles

Leslie Hanson
February 2, 2019

Officials in the state of Washington have declared a state of emergency after a recent outbreak of measles, where there have been 36 confirmed cases across two counties. "It's still out there, even though it's been debunked, that the measles vaccine results in autism". Now, according to an expert, the measles outbreak across the United States got traction due to the before-mentioned anti-vaxxer movement.

A measles outbreak has sickened at least 41 kids and young adults in Clark County, Washington, along with a man from the Seattle area and someone in Oregon.

Melnick shared some grim statistics: Before the measles vaccination, 400-500 people died from the highly contagious disease every year, 50,000 were hospitalized, and about 4,000 people developed brain swelling that could cause deafness. One to three cases out of every 1,000 are fatal, he said. Thirty-four were not immunised against the disease.

Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate against measles, which was eradicated in the USA after the vaccine was introduced in 1963.

Clark County Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation.

Signss posted at The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver, Washington warn patients and visitors of a measles outbreak that has sickened 40 people in the Pacific Northwest and has spread to Hawaii and Oregon.

Dr. Messonnier contends that there are no other alternatives to vaccination and that best way to stop this outbreak in its tracks is to make sure that everybody gets vaccinated.

Although the risk of becoming sick is low, DPH has notified individuals who might have been exposed to the virus and are potentially at increased risk for developing measles. You may be told to stay home until you're no longer contagious.

Smith has made an appointment to get him the shot as soon as possible - the day after he turns one.

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

"The virus can actually live for about two hours on surfaces and in the air".

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