Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Clamour for vaccines as measles outbreak kills almost 1,000 children in Madagascar

Clamour for vaccines as measles outbreak kills nearly 1,000 children in Madagascar Thousands Of Locals Are Supporting The Movement To Make Vaccines Mandatory In BC Schools
Ben Pena | 22 February, 2019, 03:24

I just believe she put too much faith into false articles she found online and did not consider what heavy repercussions not vaccinating your child has on both their health, the public's health and the possible life-threatening situations it puts at-risk people in. However, measles can result in complications such as pneumonia, encephalitis, and death.

Those born before 1970 have immunity through exposure, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control, while those born after should have the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

World Health Organization officials warn that while lack of access to the vaccine is the problem in marginalized nations, wealthy countries are seeing this resurgence, as well, especially in places where vaccination coverage is high.

Quebec's vaccination rates for measles have been improving over the past decade.

Mumps is a vaccine-preventable contagious disease caused by a virus.

Of the 63 cases confirmed in Clark County, 55 were not immunized against measles, immunization status couldn't be verified for six cases, and two cases involved a child who had received only a single dose of the MMR vaccine. But outbreaks are not unknown here. And the largest measles outbreak in North America in a decade occurred in Quebec in 2011.

And Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County's health officer, told the paper that Clark County Public Health has spent an additional $500,000 in response to the outbreak. The person was in contact with several groups of students before being diagnosed. "We are taking every precaution necessary to ensure our students, faculty and staff have the best information and resources available to protect themselves and others". The school outbreak spread to a nearby rural town. "I don't think it's too late ever to get your measles immunization up to date".

Second and largest supermoon of 2019 will shine above Canada tonight
The sight of a full moon rising over the ocean is one of the finest there is, so I encourage you to catch it if you can. Top Image: Supermoon behind the quadriga of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; published onSeptember 28, 2015.

The cost of southwest Washington's measles outbreak has jumped over $1 million statewide, according to state epidemiologist Scott Lindquist.

"We seem to be in a period where it is rising".

"We're talking about 162 people that have been pulled from the agency away from their regular jobs to actually support this outbreak investigation". Those are relatively confined outbreaks.

"Those measles virus particles can stay suspended in the air and anyone who's unvaccinated who then goes into that doctor's office or restaurant or airport lounge, they can acquire measles". Germs can travel quickly through a community and make a lot of people sick. "With this illness, as soon as you get fewer people vaccinated, it finds these people and it takes off".

"What the Ontario model does is it makes it harder not to be vaccinated".

Now, she said, we are in a "waiting game". "If you are seen in the ER for something and somebody has the time to vaccinate you, you should be vaccinated".

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