Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Health Care | By Terrence Lopez

Confirmed Measles Cases In Oregon

Confirmed Measles Cases In Oregon

The announcement of this case in North Texas comes after 31 cases of measles were reported last month in Portland, Oregon, most of which occurred in children under the age of 10.

This is the seventh confirmed case of measles in Texas in the past week.

The one particulars in regards to the three contaminated people which were launched are that two are young boys below the age of 2 and the third is a lady between the ages of 25 and 35 years outdated.

The United States outbreaks, which are defined as 3 or more cases, are in New York State, New York City and Washington State. The agency says global travelers returning from Israel and Ukraine-where large outbreaks recently occurred-appear to be spreading the measles in the United States.

The CDC states measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air via coughing and sneezing.

"Getting vaccinated protects you as well as those who are unable to receive vaccines due to age or medical conditions", said Michelle Beall, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist, Brookshire Grocery Company. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90 percent of the people close to that person who are not yet immune could become infected.

Symptoms of measles include fever, cough, red eyes, sore throat and a rash that spreads all over the body. Previous year was the highest number of cases since 2014, which had ten reported cases.

The health department said they are taking all precautionary measures to prevent the disease from spreading with five measles cases reported in Harris, Montgomery and Galveston country earlier this week.

The people involved in these new cases stayed home while contagious, so there are no new public exposure sites where people might have come in contact with the disease.

To date, all lab results of confirmed cases have matched a wild strain of virus, preventable through vaccination, circulating in Eastern Europe.

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