Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles

Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles

The return of measles in Venezuela has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a substantial health risk to neighboring countries.

Not surprisingly, Brazil has reported the region's 2nd highest measles burden, with 2,801 confirmed cases reported through epidemiologic week 44 of 2018.

"I wouldn't say there's any reason to worry, I'd just say folks should get prepared as best they can", Henderson said.

This estimate ranks Venezuela near the bottom of measles vaccination coverage in the PAHO region. Thirteen additional suspected cases were reported on Wednesday, and some of those will likely be confirmed, Melnick said.

Health officials traced the outbreak in Washington to an unvaccinated global traveler. The first known patient sought medical care on December 31, but it isn't known if other people may have gotten sick before that and did not seek treatment.

MI has not been impacted yet, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning the outbreak is only expected to get worse.

Barcelona face Real Madrid in Copa del Rey semifinal
Arthur has played 15 league games (838 minutes) in LaLiga this season , and not one of the important fixtures has been lost. Valencia scored two late goals to overcome Getafe on Tuesday and Real Betis needed extra time to knock out Espanyol.

Gauteng Education's intervention in the Hoërskool Driehoek collapse: Steve Mabona
The reason for the walkway's collapse was not immediately known, but all relevant authorities were on the scene to investigate. Lesufi said two of the 23 injured pupils were checked and released into the care of their parents.

The Golden Globe's Fiji Water girl is suing Fiji Water
You will think that I've been cloned, but those are actually cardboards that mother ( @FIJIWater ) is spreading worldwide. She argued the event sponsors should have got her permission for picturing celebrities next to their products.

Of the confirmed cases, most patients are under age 10.

Measles is highly contagious, so we lose herd immunity when about 5 percent of the population is unvaccinated. One to three cases out of every 1,000 are fatal, he said. You may be told to stay home until you're no longer contagious.

The vaccine has been part of routine childhood shots for decades.

In Colombia, the Ministry of Health has reported 25 measles cases imported from Venezuela, again confirmed by the identification of genotype D8 in the initial cases. CDC data show 90 percent of people who are unvaccinated near someone who is infected will contract the disease. Melnick said one need look no further than his county's official Facebook page to glimpse the rampant (and at times sophisticated) anti-vaccine propaganda that's spreading around the area.

900 miles away here in Utah, Intermountain Health Care experts like Dr. Tamara Sheffield are urging the public to get vaccines for their kids if they haven't yet. Symptoms can start like any other really bad cold: "a cough, runny nose, not feeling very well, red eyes", he says.

Related Articles