Number Of Confirmed Measles Cases Rises Again In Rockland

02 March, 2019, 09:25 | Author: Denise Dawson
  • Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This new data is good news when compared with 2018 when the CDC confirmed 2,251 mumps cases.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over the world's measles epidemic and indicated that in ten countries, including Brazil, Ukraine and France, almost three quarters of the increased number of people in 2018 registered.

Cases of measles are surging to alarmingly high levels around the globe, a new report from UNICEF warns.

Poor health infrastructure, low awareness, civil disorder, complacency and a backlash against vaccinations in some cases were driving forces in these recent measles outbreaks, according to the agency.

"Almost all of these [measles] cases are preventable, and yet children are getting infected even in places where there is simply no excuse", said Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF's executive director. The U.S. saw a six-fold increase in measles cases in 2018, according to UNICEF.

Officials are working to raise awareness and to promote vaccinations as the number of measles cases continues to rise around the world.

Worldwide, 98 countries saw more cases of measles in 2018 than in 2017, reversing progress made against the highly preventable, but potentially deadly disease. For example, "a number of studies have shown that emphasizing the serious nature of diseases like measles actually make some parents less likely to accept the vaccine", he said.

The recent surge of cases is attributable to unvaccinated persons who travel overseas, contracting the disease elsewhere then bringing it back to vulnerable communities in the U.S. The virus lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person, and can survive for up to two hours in an airspace where the infected person coughed or sneezed. Fauci responded that children with vitamin A deficiency who get measles "have a much more hard course, so vitamin A [supplements] can actually protect you from some of the toxic and adverse effects", but that doesn't apply in developed countries where such deficiencies are rare.

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Three-quarters of the increase had been registered in only ten States, told Unicef. Examples include an outbreak in the Somali community in Minnesota in 2017, and in the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn previous year.

Chun said that people who are concerned about contracting measles should talk to their doctor. He added that the trend of measles increases is seen "pretty much across the globe".

Q: Is the vaccine safe?

"I consider it really an irony that you have one of the most contagious viruses known to man, juxtaposed against one of the most effective vaccines that we have, and yet we don't do and have not done what could be done - namely, completely eliminate and eradicate this virus". Having a child with a suppressed immune system is one, but "clearly there are no reports that there is a growing epidemic of children with suppressed immune systems", she said.

"That vaccine was not as effective as the current MMR vaccine".

The measles outbreak may wane in April as the DOH moves to vaccinate some 12 million Filipinos against the disease, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III earlier said.

Measles is a highly contagious disease and can cause pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain), and death.

Daskalakis heads disease control for the city's Health Department and is warning all residents who may be at risk to get vaccinated immediately.

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