Unaware he had measles, a man traveled from N.Y. to Michigan, infecting 39 people
How one traveler who contracted measles in New York City traveled to the Detroit area and got 39 people sick. And how health officials tracked him down to control the outbreak.
Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable infection that was officially declared eradicated in the US in 2000. Yet, outbreaks continue to occur in the US. Measles cases have considerable morbidity requiring hospitalization. We sought to describe the incidence, associations, comorbidities, and outcomes of hospitalizations for measles in the US. The 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, containing a 20% sample of US hospitalizations, was analyzed. Measles was diagnosed using ICD9 codes (n=582).
As one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year arrives, families in the Hasidic section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, face a dilemma.
There are at least 555 confirmed cases in 20 states, according to the CDC
The parents all live within the four Brooklyn ZIP codes that have been ordered in a 'state of emergency' to vaccinate everyone - children and adults - against measles to control the outbreak.
Health officials fear Americans traveling for this weekend's religious holidays could worsen the growing measles outbreak. There are at least 555 confirmed cases in 20 states, according to the CDC, and most are said to affect school-age kids. Mola Lenghi reports.
(Natural News) In the first four months of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have confirmed 555 cases of measles across 20 states. In comparison, there were 382 cases in all of 2018 and just 120 back in 2017. Five years ago, there were 667 confirmed cases, spurring media frenzy. In their latest report,...
The bill, a response to the worst measles outbreak in two decades, would make it harder for parents to opt their children out of shots.
A flight attendant has reportedly fallen into a “deep coma” after contracting measles, according to health authorities. The 43-year-old female El Al Airlines flight attendant was admitted to a hospital after coming down with a fever on March 31, CBS News reports. Her condition has worsened since then, and she now has encephalitis, or brain inflammation, and is breathing with the assistance of a respirator at Israel’s Meir Medical Center, according to CNN. Israeli health officials said the woman may have been infected with measles in New York, Israel or a flight between the two locations, both of which are...
Amid a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, the United Nations Children ’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Thursday a new social media campaign, emphasizing that “vaccines are safe, and they save lives”.
[Addis Standard] Addis Standard has quoted a BBC Amharic story that says 39 people have died from measles.