opinion The Detroit News Published 10:29 PM EST Nov 13, 2018 State measures implemented about three years ago to improve vaccine education have caused the number of non-medical vaccine waivers to drop and vaccination rates to rise in Michigan. Yet the 15 recent confirmed cases of measles prove that those who refuse vaccines — or to vaccinate their children — continue to risk both their health and the health of the state. Measles is spread by direct person-to-person contact, and through the air by a contagious person sneezing or coughing. Germs can live for up to two hours. The markers of the infection include developing tiny white spots with bluish-white centers on the inner lining of the cheek and a large blotchy skin rash along with some flu-like symptoms. The 15 confirmed cases are the highest in the state since 1994, when 26 cases were reported. Given that measles has been officially eliminated in the United States since 2000 (new cases … [Read more...] about Editorial: Measles outbreak is totally preventable
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In a report published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers describe the human and financial costs associated with a single measles outbreak that swept through two Brooklyn neighborhoods in 2013, infecting 58 people, mostly children. Responding to and containing the four-month-long outbreak ended up costing New York City’s health department almost $400,000 and more than 10,000 personnel hours, the report says. It also cost the life of a baby, whose infected mother miscarried during her 38th week of pregnancy. All but one of the people (an adult) who developed measles during the Brooklyn outbreak were unvaccinated, primarily because parents had refused or intentionally delayed the administration of the vaccine to their children, the report says. The findings from the report, which was written by officials from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, underscore the importance of getting … [Read more...] about The human and financial costs of a measles outbreak
They note that Hanoi has been experiencing an unexpected surge in the number of measles cases, with 271 patients recorded so far this year, compared to only 60 for the whole of last year. Last week alone, 18 measles patients were hospitalized. Most of the patients were under five and had not been fully vaccinated. Nguyen Nhat Cam, director of Hanoi’s Preventive Medicine Center, said the disease has scattered across the city, mostly in urban districts. No outbreak has been reported in the city so far, but many health experts have warned of the possibility of one occurring, Cam said. He encouraged parents to take their children to medical centers across the city to get vaccinated against measles. Women wanting to get pregnant should be vaccinated earlier to ensure their kids are immunized, he said. In 2014, a measles epidemic disease broke out in Hanoi with a record-breaking number of 1,700 cases that killed 14 people. One death was recorded last year. The World Health Organization … [Read more...] about Hanoi warned of potential measles outbreak
More than 100 cases of measles have been reported in west London so far this year despite the disease being “extinct” in the UK. Just last year, the World Health Organisation declared that the measles virus was now extinct in the UK, but Public Health England has warned of an outbreak of the highly contagious disease in England. Public Health England data shows the number of laboratory confirmed cases of measles in England from January 1 to July 22 is 781. By far the highest number of confirmed cases is in London, which has 272 cases, while the South East has the next highest with 162. Public Health England data compiled by getwestlondon shows doctors have reported a total of 323 patients for suspected cases of measles in London, of whom 106 were in west London. Read More Latest health news Read More More of the latest west London stories The most cases in 2018 have been reported in Westminster with 24, followed by Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham , both of … [Read more...] about Measles outbreak declared with over 100 cases in west London
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