CDC reports measles outbreaks in Indiana, Michigan

18 August, 2018, 02:38 | Author: Keith Rowe
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Symptoms such as high fever, rash all over the body, stuffy nose and reddened eyes typically disappear without treatment within two or three weeks.

One way to reduce your measles risk: getting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

The CDC is reporting over 100 people were reported to have measles in 21 states, including CT.

The number of measles infections this year puts the USA on pace for the worst measles outbreak since 2014, when almost 700 people got sick.

The measles are spreading in IL and other states in 2018.

In new Jersey reports about the threat of Contracting measles were reported in may of this year.


This number will likely outpace the number of measles cases reported in 2017. Measles elimination is defined as the absence of continuous transmission for 12 months or more in a specific geographic area.

A majority of the people who got measles weren't vaccinated. Cases can be contagious a few days before the rash appears, which increases the possibility of unknowingly exposing others.

"The best protection against measles is MMR vaccine". The last outbreak of the disease accounts for 2015: then the doctor asked 188 patients with measles. Worldwide, about 20 million people get measles each year, according to the agency.

In 2016, there were 86 cases.

"Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing", said Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, interim health officer for Los Angeles County.

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