MEASLES PANIC: Global outbreak sparks UN WARNING - ‘Wake up call!’

Brittany Mendoza
March 3, 2019

Krause's bill would change state law to say the health department "may not maintain a record of the number of affidavit forms submitted".

People with weakened immune systems-due to another illness or certain medications-are also at increased risk of getting a more serious case of measles, says Dr. Murphy.

"It really is a wake-up call", he said.

"As a pediatrician, I can't stress enough how critical is to vaccinate children against measles", said Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot. Individuals potentially exposed, if infected, could develop symptoms as late as March 18, the alert said.

"Testing at the CDC [the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] has confirmed the infection", said the health department.

A child reacts during a Philippine Read Cross Measles Outbreak Vaccination Response in Baseco compound, a slum area in Manila on February 16, 2019.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air and infects through the respiratory tract. "However, only about 80% of teenagers and young adults have received the full course of the vaccine and are vulnerable to catching measles". "That's a remarkable upswing from the last two years: in 2017 there were just 120 cases, and the following year, 372".

"It says in the Torah "V'nishmartem Meod L'nafshoseichem", that a person must guard their health", said Rabbi David Niederman, President of the UJO of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn.

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That person also visited six locations in Rockland County, N.Y., officials said.

More than 65 people, many of them unvaccinated children, have been sickened with measles in Clark County, Washington.

The problems this yeshiva has had with vaccinating its students go back to 1981, when its principal was fined a few hundred dollars by New York City's Health Department for failing to insure that his students were properly immunized.

With recent public notices of Measle outbreaks in Washington State, Vancouver and Edmonton, there has been a rise of conversations on social media pointing towards an alleged case of measles in FSJ.

The CDC reports the best way to protect against measles is to get the MMR shot and that doctors recommend all children get it. "Vaccines, like any medicine, can have side effects". DeGette told the audience that such disruptions were in violation of House rules; Messonnier then said that the vaccine doesn't cause brain swelling or encephalitis in healthy children.

Although all three of the MMR viruses can cause pregnancy complications, rubella is by far the most devastating.

In the case of measles, even those who have not been vaccinated may benefit from the vaccine if they receive it within 72 hours of exposure. Ten countries account for more than 74 percent of the total increase, and the disease has reemerged in several nations that had previously been declared measles-free.

The focus on measles in the Pacific Northwest intensified Friday as public health officials in OR announced a new case of the highly contagious disease unrelated to an ongoing outbreak in Washington state that's sickened 68 people so far.

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