Measles outbreak prompts state of emergency

The governor of the state of Washington has declared a state of emergency as a measles outbreak that has sickened 35 people, mostly children, threatens to spread.   "Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fatal in small children," said Gov. Jay Inslee in a statement, noting that multiple cases in Clark County, near Portland, Oregon, create “an extreme public health risk that may quickly spread to other counties.” Most of the cas es, 30 of the 35, developed in people who…
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Research ArticlesB. TU, J.-J. ZHAO, Y. HU, J.-L. FU, H-H. HUANG, Y.-X. XIE, X. ZHANG, L. SHI, P. ZHAO, X.-W. ZHANG, D. WU, Z. XU, Z.-P. ZHOU, E.-Q. QIN, F.-S. WANG,Epidemiology&Infection,Volume 144 Issue 12, pp 2613-2620Abstract
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This report tracks the course of a recent measles outbreak in six patients, all of whom had parents who had chosen not to vaccinate them during childhood.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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Russian-speakers in Washington have the lowest vaccination rates in the state, and insular communities help anti-vaccination myths spread, paving the way for the measles outbreak.
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A federal judge has turned down a request to let more than 40 unvaccinated children return to classes in a suburban New York school, while there's a measles outbreak in the area.
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Measles outbreaks have been reported in six states, and confirmed cases have been reported in 12 others, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Medscape Medical News
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(Natural News) Mainstream media reports are brimming with condemnation against parents who make the informed decision not to vaccinate their children, claiming that unvaccinated individuals are directly responsible for triggering the handful of recent measles “outbreaks” that have been reported across the United States. But studies show that it’s actually the vaccinated “herd,” in many...
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A federal judge in New York denied a request that would have allowed 44 unvaccinated children to return to school on Wednesday. Citing an “unprecedented measles outbreak,” District Court Judge Vincent Briccetti said the parents had failed to demonstrate “that public interest weighs in favor of granting an injunction,” according to the Rockland/Westchester Journal News. Last December, amid a measles outbreak, public health officials in Rockland County took the bold step of banning unvaccinated kids from the classroom at schools with less than 95% vaccination rates. The parents from the Green Meadow W...
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As countries around the world grapple with rise of “anti-vax” sentiment, non-vaccinating parents in Italy face fines or their children being turned away from school
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A federal judge, citing an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, New York, has denied a request to let 44 unvaccinated children return to school.
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Publication date: Available online 12 March 2019Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious DiseasesAuthor(s): Xiuying Deng, Ying Hu, Peishan Lu, Ming-hao Zhou, Hongxiong GuoAbstractHere we reported the outbreak of measles cases caused by the genotype D8 measles virus (MeV) for the first time in Jiangsu province in China, which was possibly imported by a foreign student from Laos. Throat swab specimens were collected, and used to isolate virus. 634-bp fragment of the N gene and 1854-bp fragment of H gene were amplified by reverse transcription-PCR and sequenced, respectively. Phylogenetic results indicated that they belong...
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