A case of measles was confirmed in Denton County on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to seven.
The announcements come as a measles outbreak hits the Pacific Northwest, where more than 50 cases have been confirmed.
The European Vaccine Action Plan 2015-2020 (EVAP) lays out a strategy endorsed by all 53 Member States to eliminate both measles and rubella. In countries reporting hospitalization data, almost 2/3 (61%) of measles cases were hospitalized.
According to Stacey de Assis Matthews, school immunization coordinator at the Oregon Health Authority, the MMR immunity rate among UP students is 96 percent (2017-18).
Vaccinations are required for enrollment at UP.
As measles outbreaks are making headlines across the United States, it's time to sound the alarm on inappropriate personal vaccine exemptions and confront the deadly consequences of vaccine refusal. "A vaccine is the only way to protect against the disease". OR is one of that allow students to attend class with a philosophical exemption.
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Studies have reaffirmed that vaccines do not cause autism, as often referred to by parents who refuse vaccinations.
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But the battle against measles is not over.
"State and local health officials now need to work with their state legislatures to close the loopholes that allow non-medical exemptions for reasons of personal belief, as was done previously in California", said the study's lead author, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, in a previous interview with Contagion. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), measles is that it can linger in the air of a room and infect new hosts up to two hours after the infected individual leaves.
"Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent measles", Denton County public health director Dr. Matt Richardson said in a written statement. This typically occurs 1-2 days before rash to 1-2 days afterwards.
Under the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) of the DOH, the first dose of the MMR vaccine is administered to children aged between 9 and 11 months old while the second dose is given at age 12-15 months old. "The recommended two doses of the measles vaccine provide even greater protection - 97 percent". Unless you're fine with children suffering from this disease that was supposed to have been eradicated years ago, follow your doctor's advice: Vaccinate your kids.
"It's never too late to be vaccinated", Soldat said.