Measled outbreak in New Zealand’s Canterbury climbs to 20 confirmed cases

Jefferson County reporting first case of measles

The health officials recently identified some new measles cases in some of the regions including the Clark County on this Saturday and now with the addition of these to the list of total cases, the number has now reached to 65, as per the reports.

People who were born before 1969 or have had two shots of the MMR vaccinations are considered "fully protected" Pink said, but those aged between 29 and 50 who have only had one measles vaccination are not considered immune, and will require an additional shot.

He knows that his suffering three years ago could have been avoided if he received immunization, and he is concerned about the dozens of children in Washington state where a measles outbreak began earlier this year.

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink is warning New Zealanders about the highly infectious measles disease as the number of cases continue to rise. Doctors say a person can catch it simply by walking into a room an infected person had been in two hours before.

Extra supplies of the MMR vaccine in Canterbury are being delivered, with 18,000 doses expected to be available in practices from Wednesday. "We have, so far in 2019, over 200 cases of measles in the U.S.", Reynolds explains. Officials say they'll also be closing down their measles call center.

Colvin said about one in four people throughout the United States who get the measles will be hospitalized and one out of every 1,000 measles patients will develop brain swelling which could lead to brain damage.

The department recommends children get vaccinated at 12-15 months then again at 4 - 6 years.

The incident is related to an out-of-state case of measles that was contracted by the recipient while traveling.

Measles is a serious rash illness and can usually include high fever, cough, runny nose, and red watery eyes.

New Zealand, like many other countries, is seeing a resurgence of measles, following skepticism from growing sectors of the population that the MMR vaccination can cause autism - a belief that has been thoroughly and repeatedly debunked by global health experts, including the World Health Organisation.

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