Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported

Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported

States included in the report are Arkansas, California, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kansas, Illinois, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.

Measles is a contagious disease caused by an airborne virus, which spreads through the infected person's cough or sneeze.

Symptoms generally appear about a week to two weeks after a person is infected, the CDC said, and begins with a high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. However, the worst year in recent history was in 2014 when 667 cases from 27 states were reported to the CDC. Prevention is key, because the virus can be spread easily.

"We continue to encourage parents to fully vaccinate their children", said DOH-Pinellas Director Dr. Ulyee Choe, an infectious disease specialist. On Wednesday, two more unvaccinated people living in the same house as the unvaccinated child were reported to have contracted measles.

The CDC says global travelers, who visit areas where measles are still common, can bring the disease with them when they return to the United States. Two doses are about 97% effective.

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The CDC recommends children get two doses of the vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 to 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.

The CDC believes that measles comes in from countries where Americans frequently travel, such as England, France, Germany, India, the Philippines and Vietnam.

At least three cases of measles have now been reported in Pinellas County, the first such outbreak since 1998.

One in four people in the USA who get measles are hospitalized. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some of those confirmed cases were reported locally. The spread of the virus also happens in communities where people are unvaccinated.

The source of the infections has not been identified, according to the health department.

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