Vancouver Coastal Health confirms 2 new cases of measles

Grant Boone
March 1, 2019

In the U.S., where measles was declared eradicated in 2000, 120 cases affecting mostly young children have been recorded across the nation since January.

"We risk losing decades of progress in protecting children and communities against this devastating but entirely preventable disease", Soumya Swaminathan, a deputy director general at the World Health Organization, said in a recent statement .

The local Health agency also vowed to strengthen its information campaign on vaccination by allocating budget for the procurement and use of injection devices and vaccines for all life stages including infants, adolescents, and senior citizens.

With recent outbreaks in the United States and BC, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health is advising the public to stay up-to-date with their measles vaccines. For un-immunized children or adolescents, the public health body recommends getting two doses of the measles-containing vaccine. For those who or your present youngster indicators of measles, name your well-being care supplier before than coming in to allow them to stop exposing anybody else within the ready room.

Measles is a highly contagious and infectious disease caused by the measles virus.

A national outbreak, or an outright national-level measles resurgence, would not be out of the ordinary for a Western country.

Children from 12-18 months are routinely given a measles vaccine, as well kids in schools are given two doses of vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella.

The Facebook representative, who asked not to be named, said the social media giant is working with health experts to decide what changes to make and considering a combination of approaches to handle vaccine misinformation.

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The fateful consequences of having an unvaccinated population would have the greatest negative effects on those Canadians most vulnerable in the first place.

"Measles can spread when it reaches a community where groups of people are unvaccinated", the CDC said in a press release.

"There's 49 states that report, and we're 49th", he says, referring to state ranking collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Measles outbreaks nationwide have reignited the debate on vaccination requirements, and NY should seize this opportunity to become the fourth state to ban non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements.

Globally, measles cases saw a 30 percent increase in 2017 and killed an estimated 110,000 people, according to the WHO.

In 2015, North Carolina lawmakers considered barring parents from claiming an exemption from vaccinations unless they could show that vaccinations violated their faith.

Since then, the number of N.C. families declaring religious exemptions has continued to rise. "These are not related to the school outbreak", said Henry. Darla Shine, wife of White House Communications Director Bill Shine, tweeted last week that childhood diseases "keep you healthy & fight cancer" and that "sadly", her children had received the MMR. No explanation of the religious objection - or even evidence of religious affiliation or faith - is required.

The United States, which had almost eradicated the contagious virus by the early 2000s, has logged 159 cases so far in 2019. Those came mostly from western North Carolina.

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