State officials reduce measles count from 41 to 39

16 April, 2019, 14:11 | Author: Kara Nash
  • Michigan measles cases reduced to 39

The two redacted cases are of children in Washtenaw County and Oakland County, which authorities said had a false positive test result.

Measles is a disease that can often be fatal. "All the control measures that we would recommend would just vary based on the case's age, whether they are vaccinated or not, and what kind of setting they were tested in", said Public Health Nurse Rebecca LaPorte.

The commissioner is empowered by law to issue such orders in cases when they might be necessary to protect against a serious public health threat.

An outbreak has also been recorded in Hong Kong, with Cross saying it was being reported in local papers over there and that even staff at the city's airport were contracting the illness.

"The measles vaccine is highly effective and very safe". Likewise, poorer countries that can not afford to vaccinate their citizens experience bursts of diseases. Anything lower, and there's a good chance that someone who isn't immune will encounter the disease, and then it becomes a problem. "They have been spreading unsafe misinformation based on fake science", said Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot. Measles has increased by 30 per cent globally, killing more than 100,000 people annually. Unvaccinated children will not be allowed to attend school, and their parents may face steep fines. However, people tend to travel into and out of the United States, and measles hasn't been eliminated everywhere. "This means that the child had a vaccine reaction that resembled measles symptoms, and did not in fact have measles". This outbreak has the second greatest number of infected individuals since measles was eradicated in the country in the 2000s. This leads to cases that arise in the USA after being picked up in another country, and that quickly spread to unvaccinated people that didn't think they would ever encounter it.


Here's some bad news, if you think you've been vaccinated and you don't have to worry about the measles outbreak that's happening across the state, you might not be AS protected as you think. Thirty-nine cases have been confirmed as measles.

People born before January 1, 1969 are likely to be immune because measles used to be quite common and so this older age group does not need measles immunisation.

There have now been five cases of measles in the Bay of Plenty region in the past month, up by one since the middle of this week and taking the total this year to seven.

Among one of the most infectious viruses in the world, the aggressiveness of the disease forced authorities in New York City on Wednesday to declare a state of emergency, requiring persons exposed to be vaccinated immediately.

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