CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Maryland, 20 Other States

Grant Boone
August 16, 2018

More than 100 people from 21 states have contracted measles in a nationwide outbreak, the CDC has announced.

According to CDC, there have already been 107 cases reported this year.

There were 118 reported measles cases in all of 2017 and only 86 the year before that.

The CDC reports that measles often spreads after people who have been traveling return to the US. It spread mostly through infants too young to be vaccinated at a day care in Johnson County. CDC recommends children get two doses of the MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. In 2014, the United States experienced a record number of cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to the CDC. It is likely that the number of cases in 2018 will be much more than that.

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Some people may suffer more severe complications: ear infections, pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain which occasionally develops 5-10 years later), these unfortunately may result in prolonged hospitalization or even death.

Measles is a respiratory disease caused by a virus.

Doctors say a failure to get a measles vaccination could mean serious health issues. She said the measles virus can stay in the air for up to two hours and if you've been exposed to it and haven't been vaccinated, there's a 90 percent chance you'll become infected with it.

"The best protection against measles is MMR vaccine". People with the disease can remain contagious for up to four days.

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