Published: Tue, April 23, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Measles case reported in Florida

Measles case reported in Florida

The Executive Director of UNICEF, Henrietta Fore, while reacting to the increasing cases of measles globally said children were the most affected in the measles outbreak globally.

According to the Health Department, increased travel around the holidays raises the risk for transmission of measles.

The measles cases in Rockland and in Brooklyn have been traced to unvaccinated members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community who traveled to Israel.

US officials say 90 measles cases were reported across the United States last week, and 555 cases have been reported in 20 states this year.

On Thursday, health officials confirmed a second case of measles in northeast Iowa. However, measles is still common in many parts of the world, including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa.

Anyone planning to travel internationally, should make sure they are protected against measles and other unsafe diseases before they go overseas.

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Make your reservations, buy your ticket, pack your bags, and get a measles vaccination, before you hit the travelways this spring and summer. The second vaccination of measles vaccine is now required in IL for all children kindergarten through 12th grade.

Three Brooklyn parents of unvaccinated children have been issued court summonses by New York City health officials, facing fines and possibly even imprisonment for failing to comply with an emergency order mandating measles inoculations.

The CDC estimates that before the vaccination, some 3 to 4 million Americans got measles each year.

Symptoms of measles include fever, runny nose, body aches, watery eyes and white spots in the mouth, typically accompanied by a red, spotty rash that begins on the face and spread over the body.

The best way to protect yourself and your family against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases is by immunization. The first dose which gives 93% protection should be given at 12 to 15 months and the second dose which gives 97 % protection should be administered around the age of 4 to 6 years.

If the association gets the grant, he says it would team up with local public health offices, hospitals and clinics to confront the misinformation about vaccinations head-on. This is a good reminder for residents to check their immunization history and talk to their health care provider about getting vaccinated. We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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