Clark County Reports No Additional Measles Cases In Outbreak

Tribune editorial Don’t fall for anti-vax scare campaigns

Tribune editorial Don’t fall for anti-vax scare campaigns

In general the first dose is usually given at 12 to 15 months and the second dose at 4 to 6 years, but it can be given as early as 6 months if there is a risk of exposure (as an extra dose - it doesn't count as the first of two doses and has to be given after 12 months), and the second dose can be given as soon as 28 days after the first.

"The single best way to protect yourself and your children from measles is to be vaccinated", said DPH Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino. As many as 1 out of every 20 children with measles will get pneumonia, which can also be deadly, the agency reports.

"The measles vaccine isn't flawless, but one dose is 93 percent effective at preventing illness", Melnick said. Between 1985 and 1992, death from measles was reported in approximately 2 out of every 1,000 USA measles cases, with pneumonia accounting for about 60% of these deaths, according to the CDC.

Democratic Rep. Monica Stonier of Vancouver, a co-signer on the bill, said she would prefer an even broader proposal, but "right now we're looking at what we can get moved".

According to the Mayo Clinic, people who are unvaccinated, travel to developing countries or have a vitamin A deficiency are more likely to catch the measles. The same study also said the important factors that influence vaccine decision-making process include "trust in the safety and efficacy of vaccines, trust in the individuals that administer or give advice about vaccination, and trust in the wider health system". But 100 years later, the disease had become rare indeed, until the distrust of vaccines led more parents to opt not to have their kids immunized. There is no other virus that can do that. More than 180 of the cases happened in Orthodox Jewish communities.

"Basically, you treat the symptoms", he said. Disregarding a child's immunization schedule is a lame excuse of those who are not fully aware of the benefits and protection that their child can get after being vaccinated. "That is when it becomes very risky".

So how do people die of the measles? Thus, investing to capacitate, not only medical doctors, but also nurses, midwives, and other allied health professionals tasked to perform the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is critical. She can talk about the importance of vaccinations, vaccination rates, the impact of not getting a child vaccinated, the importance of booster shots and keeping one's vaccinations up to date. Before the vaccine's introduction in 1963, there were four million measles cases in the US every year, with 48,000 hospitalizations and 500 deaths. She said the legislation would "bring a hammer down and threaten people instead of allowing them to make informed decisions". "Lack of vaccination equals increased opportunity for disease outbreak".

They are born before January 1st, 1957.