More Cases of Measles Reported in NY

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States that have reported cases to the CDC to date this year are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington.

In Auckland, 21 measles cases have been confirmed and there are 39 cases in Canterbury, with two more patients with suspected measles awaiting blood test results.

But just to be clear, the FDA has determined that the MMR vaccine is both safe and effective in preventing the measles virus from spreading. Sixty-eight of the 71 new cases confirmed last week took place in the state of NY.

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that is spread by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions of infected people.

Mr Welfare said uptake of vaccinations was "not high enough" and this has "really been illustrated" by the "huge increase" during this recent outbreak.

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According to today's CDC, the 626 total is 41 cases shy of reaching the 667 reported in 2014, now the record for the post-elimination period.

Mumps is also a vaccine preventable disease that is extremely contagious, contracted by an estimated 186,000 U.S citizens per year prior to the 1967 vaccination program.

A small group of parents responded to the mandate by suing the city on Monday, claiming that "there is insufficient evidence of a measles epidemic or unsafe outbreak" to justify the order, and arguing that the city was forcing them to give their children a vaccine, which they claimed (wrongly) is harmful. Children need two doses of MMR vaccine for best protection.

Standard symptoms of the measles include a high fever along with cough, runny nose and runny eyes.

In fact, according to the CDC, 2 doses of the MMR vaccine beginning at 12 months of age (the recommended dosing schedule) are 97 percent effective against measles.

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For more information about measles, visit york.ca/health or contact York Region Public Health's measles information line at 1-877-464-9675, ext.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness and is spread from person to person through the air by breathing, sneezing or coughing. The other 10% were vaccinated with either one or two doses. Only 40 or so cases are now needed to make 2019 the worst year for measles since health officials declared the disease eradicated in 2000. The immunization can be given from ages 6-11 months, if there is concern about direct exposure to measles or if travel to places with current measles outbreaks is anticipated.

"Four cases are linked to one person who traveled internationally, and the fifth case also traveled internationally", a department spokesperson told Newsweek.

The United States isn't the only country facing a measles crisis.

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