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Concern Over Rise In Measles Cases

Concern Over Rise In Measles Cases

Other states include Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and the District of Columbia. Learn more about measles prevention on the LDH website.

While it is rare in the United States, it is still a common disease in places like Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa.

Measles is highly contagious and spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

While the number of cases for this year seems high in comparison to recent years, it still pales in comparison to the astronomical numbers in 2014.

State health officials have identified one case of measles in Duval County this year, but told News4Jax Thursday that person did not acquire the disease here and has fully recovered.

There are reports of 107 people having contracted measles from 21 states in the USA between January 1 and July 14 this year, according to data monitored by the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC).




However, 2014 saw a record number of measles cases in the United States; 667 cases in 27 states were reported to the CDC. The illness starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and a sore throat.

Now, doctors are urging parents to get their kids vaccinated with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot. The majority of those cases were in people who were not vaccinated.

The CDC recommends children get two doses of the vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 to 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.

These are the first cases of the measles in Pinellas County in 20 years, officials said. "No cases had been reported in Pinellas for two decades because of the vaccine that prevents it".

More spreading of measles also occurs in communities with pockets of unvaccinated people, according to the CDC.


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