with the outbreak of measles In several states in the American Union, you have reinforced the message of the precautions that adults have to take on the vaccine, although they believe they have been vaccinated.
It is very likely that all those people who were born after 1957 and before 1989, have only received a dose of MMR vaccine (or the triple vaccine) and that surely will not be enough to protect them in the event of a measles epidemic.
That is why the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Your recommendation has changed and it is urging the population to apply two doses instead of one.
What to do?
Although you have evidence that you received the rubella vaccine, foam and measles, you should ask the doctor if they can corroborate your antibodies in your blood. Especially if you were in contact with people or in places where you have reported the outbreaks of measles
Although you have had small measles, it is advisable to do a double check and it is advisable if you were also in areas that were reported as cities where the outbreak of the disease arose.
Where did you have cases of measles?
The cases of measles outbreaks collected by the CDC from January to April 2019 are concentrated in 19 states of the American Union. This is the second largest outbreak reported in the United States since measles was eliminated in the year 2000.
The states that have reported cases are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington.
What is it and how to detect measles?
Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. They are in the air when a person is infected or sneezes. To be alert, the symptoms begin with fever, almost immediately causes cough, red eyes and mucous membranes. If this point was easy to confuse with a flu, to identify it better, keep your eye on small points that may appear on the skin or a slight eruption with red spots. The dots can first come to the head and extend to the rest of the body.
Measles can be prevented with the MMR (or triple) vaccine that prevents these diseases: measles, mumps and rubella.
According to recommendations from the CDC, children must have two doses of the vaccine, beginning at 12 to 15 months of age and the second dose between 4 and 6 years of age. Teens and adults should also be up-to-date with their MMR vaccine.
The vaccine is very safe and effective. Both doses have an effectiveness of 97 percent in measles prevention, while applying a single dose gives an effectiveness of 93 percent.
The causes of measles outbreaks
The CDC maintains that the cause of the outbreak has occurred for the following reasons:
Increase in the number of travelers who acquired the disease outside the country and have taken them to the United States.
More spread of measles in U.S. communities with groups of people who are not vaccinated.
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