Interior Health confirms measles case in 100 Mile House

Interior Health confirms measles case in 100 Mile House

After the detailed survey regarding the timely vaccination of children, the Health department found that nearly one-fifth of the Canterbury did not get regular vaccinations.

Said in a statement that "It can now be assumed that measles is circulating widely in our community".

Interior Health is following up with individuals who have been in contact with the patient to determine immunization status and, if necessary, offering the post-exposure protection.

One or two out of every 1,000 people with measles will die, even with the "best care", the CDC said. It remains an important cause of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.

"Since the beginning of this year, New Zealand has seen an increase in measles cases", it said.

New Zealand's South Island is grappling with a measles outbreak, with authorities warning the number of confirmed cases is expected to "rise further over the coming days and weeks". Symptoms typically appear about seven to 12 days after initial exposure, but could stay dormant for up to 21 days.

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New Zealand's Ministry of Health warned travelers to make sure they are immunized after outbreaks overseas.

Several countries have had recent measles outbreaks including the Philippines, the United States and parts of Europe.

"Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease that can spread quickly".

'The first case was in a Darwin resident who caught the illness while holidaying in Vietnam, while the second case was acquired from the first, ' he said.

If you think you may have been exposed you could be eligible for post-exposure prophylaxis. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, sleepiness and irritability, followed by a red rash. The rash begins on the face at the hairline and moves down the body and may last five to six days.

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