Health Officials Confirm Three Cases of Measles in Atlanta

Across the country from a measles outbreak that has prompted a state of emergency, three people were diagnosed with the highly contagious virus in Atlanta, Georgia, health officials confirmed. All three individuals are family members and were not vaccinated, the Georgia Department of Public Health said Tuesday. Two cases were confirmed on Jan. 13 and the third was confirmed on Jan. 26. All three cases are no longer in the infectious stage of the disease, the department said. The health officials’ announcement did not include the names or ages of the three patients. Outside of that family, the department said there were no other secondary reports of infection, and that those who may have been exposed to the virus have been notified. The three cases come amid growing concern over a measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest, where 40 patients have been confirmed, according to the Associate Press. Most cases are children under the age of 10. Washington State Governor Jay Inslee declared an emergency, while health officials have urged immunization against the potentially deadly infection in a region with unusually low vaccination rates. Anyone with symptoms of measles, including a telltale rash, fever, cough and running nose, should call ahead of visiting a doctor to avoid possibly spreading the illness, Georgia’s health officials cautioned. “DO NOT go to the doctor’s office, the hospital or a public health clinic without FIRST calling to let them know abo...
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We are in the midst of a measles outbreak here in the US, with cases being reported in New York City, New York state, and Washington state. In 2018, preliminary numbers indicate that there were 372 cases of measles — more than triple the 120 cases in all of 2017 — and already 79 cases in the first month of 2019 alone. Here are four things that everyone needs to know about measles. Measles is highly contagious This is a point that can’t be stressed enough. A full 90% of unvaccinated people exposed to the virus will catch it. And if you think that just staying away from sick people will do the trick, think ...
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In conclusion, we demonstrated a simple generation-dependent model that was able to adequately capture an observed transmission pattern of the measles outbreak in Japan, 2018. The proposed model also helped predict the future incidence and evaluate public health control measures. Polishing the forecasting model further, we can achieve an eventual routine forecast and evaluation the outbreaks while maintaining the model structure as simple as possible. Competing Interests The authors declare no competing interests. Data Availability The code snippets used for simulations and generation of figures as well as the epidemiolo...
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The recent news about an international tourist with measles who visited Santa Monica raised anew concerns about the potential for an outbreak of the disease, which has been all but eradicated in the United States.Measles remains endemic in many parts of the world, including popular tourist destinations in parts of Western Europe, and travelers need to be aware of the risks posed by the highly contagious disease. In the Santa Monica case, the traveler had visited several restaurants and hotels in Santa Monica from Aug. 8-10.UCLA HealthDr. Deborah Lehman“Measles is one of the most contagious disease we have, and the co...
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ConclusionMCV coverage in Bardwaja was low. We recommended strengthening of outreach immunization targeting religious minority.
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In conclusion, the simplistic generation-dependent model was demonstrated to capture the observed dynamics of measles outbreaks, helping to predict the future and evaluate public health control. Polishing the forecasting model further, we aim to achieve an eventual routine forecasting and evaluation of measles, while maintaining the model structure as simple as possible.
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The only thing worse than getting the flu is catching it after you’ve gotten a flu shot. It’s been a terrible year for outbreaks — the worst in almost a decade. Contributing to that is the high failure rate of this year’s vaccine. The current shot is just 25 percent effective against the H3N2 virus, this season’s most-often-identified strain by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The experts say, with enough time and money, they can do a lot better. “There has to be a wholesale change to how we make the flu vaccine,” said Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Ce...
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Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling This is the time of year when it’s important to think about flu vaccinations. And there’s good reason for that! The flu causes thousands of preventable hospitalizations and deaths each year. But what about other vaccinations? Do you think of them as something for kids? You aren’t alone. And it’s true, a number of vaccinations are recommended for young children as well as preteens and teenagers. These vaccinations have provided an enormous benefit to public health by preventing diseases that were common and sometimes deadly in the past, including polio, rubella, and...
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Conclusion The message is clear, as far as governments are concerned: the more often something is repeated, the more likely the public will believe it. Or, in the words of Joseph Goebbels, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” [8]   References https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com…history-and-biology-of-vaccines/ http://www.ukcolumn.org/article/magic-madness-governments-nlp-assault-our-minds https://thenib.com/vaccines-work-here-are-the-facts-5de3d0f9ffd0 https://www.popsci.com/16-african-countries-have-overtaken-us-measles-vaccinations https:...
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Conclusion MCV coverage in Bardwaja was low. We recommended strengthening of outreach immunization targeting religious minority.
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