Published: Sun, April 07, 2019
Medical | By Mark Scott

HSE warns of measles outbreak in Dublin

HSE warns of measles outbreak in Dublin

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is confirming five additional cases of Measles bringing the number to 39 in the state this year.

The county is experiencing NY state's longest measles outbreak since the disease was declared officially eliminated from the United States in 2000. However, businesses in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan could be affected.

People who may have been exposed elsewhere were being notified directly, the Health Department said.

NSW Health is urging anyone who may have had direct contact with the woman to be on the lookout for symptoms which include sore eyes, a cough and a red rash.

So far this year, there have been 387 cases of measles confirmed in 15 states.

The County previously had 12 recorded cases of measles in 2018-19, the department said on Wednesday, April 3. Measles vaccine, or other acceptable documentation of immunity to measles, is recommended for all persons travelling internationally.

Measles immunization is free for everyone.

Measles is one of the most infectious viral diseases known.

The vaccine to protect against measles is called the MMR vaccine because it also protects against mumps and rubella.

According to the CDC, two doses of the vaccine are 97 percent effective against the measles, while one dose is 93 percent effective. Each unit will have nursing and administrative staff available to support immunizations and inquiries around vaccination status. The fever increases and can get as high as 105 degrees.

Anyone who may have been exposed in Saanich is being asked to monitor for symptoms for 21 days after the exposure date. After a few days, a rash begins, typically starting on the face and spreading across the body. Because it is so easily spread, a single case is considered an outbreak.

The measles virus spreads readily to unvaccinated people through coughing, sneezing and mouth secretions, officials said. Be prepared to describe your symptoms and alert your doctor if you think you have been in contact with an infected person. Ottawa Public Health also strongly encouraged people to ensure they are vaccinated.

Day said only 72.9 per cent of people under 18 have been vaccinated against measles in Rockland County, which has more than 300,000 residents.

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