OR governor urges vaccines as measles cases grow to 55

OR governor urges vaccines as measles cases grow to 55

OR governor urges vaccines as measles cases grow to 55

Fifty cases of the highly contagious disease were in Washington State. Experts says the Islamic State has played a role too. Seventy-nine cases of measles have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the start of this year.

Kate Brown urged residents to get vaccinated Thursday as public health officials in OR and Washington reported a combined 56 confirmed cases of measles.

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Graham said that "patient zero" is not a term the Health Department even uses.

The illnesses in 2018 were reported in 47 of the 53 countries that make up the WHO European region.

Dr. Hotez said that the research team is now conducting a follow-up study to investigate the social and political demographics of the urban and rural hotspot areas to help public health officials understand the vaccine hesitancy movement.

Adult vaccination numbers in the county also rose. Most importantly, at least 95% of every population needs to be immune, through two doses of vaccination or prior exposure to the virus, to ensure community protection for everyone - including babies too young to be vaccinated and others who can not be immunized due to existing diseases and medical conditions.

"The measles vaccine isn't ideal, but 1 dose is 93% effective at preventing illness", Alan Melnick, MD, Clark County health officer and Public Health director, said in the statement.

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The secretary general of the ministry of health told CNN that more than 50,000 people have caught the disease since October 2018 and there have been more than 300 deaths - mostly children.

Statewide in Washington, orders for measles vaccine jumped about 30 percent in January compared with the same month past year, climbing from 12,140 doses to 15,780 doses, figures showed.

The case has not been linked to any other cases at this time, the health department said.

Ukraine reported the highest number of measles cases past year - more than 10 times that of the next highest, Serbia.

At the same time, the World Health Organization said, record numbers of children are getting the vaccine - offering hope that the rise in infections may not last.

Both Macartney and MacIyntre agree that Australia's biggest carriers are the pockets of not vaccinated or "under-vaccinated" older children, adolescents and young adults. In Washington state, permissive vaccination rules are being blamed for the outbreak.

This means that if an infected person coughs or sneezes in a room, and then leaves, an unvaccinated person who enters the room two hours later can still get measles.

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