The CDC has identified current measles outbreaks in 18 states in the US. Additionally, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Madagascar, Philippines, Ukraine, Russia and several other countries are also seeing a resurgence in measles. (To check locations - https://www.precisionvaccinations.com/measles-hot-spots-include-clark-county-new-york-city-rockland-county-usa or https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html)
Measles had nearly disappeared in the U.S. It's back due to lower rates of vaccinations. Nearly all of those currently infected are unvaccinated.
Is there an outbreak near you?
Do you know the symptoms? How to prevent the spread of measles?
Measles is HIGHLY contagious, and health organizations estimate that 9 out of every 10 non-immune individuals who come into contact with measles will be infected. (https://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/transmission.html)
We aren't here to debate vaccines - science has proven they do not cause autism - but they do work. Other prevention steps are similar to that for colds and flu - wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer, cover your mouth when you cough and your nose when you sneeze, don't kiss people who are sick, and don't touch your face if your hands aren't clean.
Measles signs and symptoms appear around 10 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Signs and symptoms of measles typically include:
*Inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis)
*Tiny white spots with bluish-white centers on a red background found inside the mouth on the inner lining of the cheek — also called Koplik's spots
*A skin rash made up of large, flat blotches that often flow into one another
A person with measles can spread the virus to others for about eight days, starting four days before the rash appears and ending when the rash has been present for four days.
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