Measles Cases Confirmed Among LA County Residents

Grant Boone
April 24, 2019

The current outbreak will likely surpass the 2014 outbreak in number of cases, the CDC said on Monday.

Twenty-two states have reported cases, but the vast majority have been in New York - mainly in New York City and in nearby Rockland County.

The US measles total climbed by 71 cases last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in an update, putting the year's total at 626, within striking distance of the most cases since the United States officially eliminated the disease in 2000. The vaccine that protects against measles is the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine.

People who are known to have been in close proximity to the person have been contacted and provided with public health advice.

The 22 states in the US which reported cases of measles to the national agency included: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington.

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Michigan's measles cases mainly involve adults, but sick patients range in age from 8 months to 63 years.

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The largest measles outbreak in the country has been in New York - primarily in New York City and in nearby Rockland County. The measles virus can be transmitted from one person to another up to 4 days before the onset of rash.

Free vaccines for uninsured and under-insured individuals are on offer at the county's 14 public health clinics. Symptoms usually appear 10-12 days after exposure but may appear as early as seven days and as late as 21 days after exposure.

Last week, New York City Judge Lawrence Knipel of the Kings County Supreme Court dismissed a complaint from parents who objected to the city's emergency vaccine order in the wake of the city's measles epidemic, proving once more that civil liberties in New York are in serious jeopardy.

Those mostly at risk are people who are unvaccinated, people with compromised immune systems and people who travel internationally. Complications can result in pneumonia, brain swelling, and death, and 1-2 children out of every 1000 that contract the disease die from complications.

Symptoms include a fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis or a runny nose.

The best way to protect yourself and your family against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases is by immunization, according to health officials.

"Further cases can then occur here in unvaccinated people including those too young or sick to be vaccinated". Measles infections in the other nine countries reflect imported cases from outside of the region involving different genotypes.

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