One case of measles confirmed in Bell County

One case of measles confirmed in Bell County

The virus spreads through the air and can linger for up to two hours in an isolated space.

Demand for measles vaccines leapt 500 percent last month in Clark County, Washington-a hotbed for anti-vaccine sentiment that has now become the epicenter of a ferocious measles outbreak.

Statewide in Washington, orders for measles vaccine jumped about 30 percent, climbing from 12,140 doses to 15,780 doses, figures showed.

Denton County Public Health officials said Wednesday there's one confirmed case of measles in the county.

Measles is one of the most highly contagious viruses in existence, which makes the prospect of an outbreak frightening. It causes a range of symptoms including fever, cough and a rash.

In the United Kingdom, there were 953 measles cases a year ago. Anyone born since 1978 who is unsure if they have received two doses of a measles containing vaccine, such as MMR, should speak with their GP.

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The measles outbreak in the Pacific northwest is worsening: 51 confirmed and nine suspected cases. Most people born before 1978 have had measles infection and will not get measles again. In Washington state, permissive vaccination rules are being blamed for the outbreak.

Measles infections in Europe hit a decade high in 2018, despite more children than ever before receiving vaccinations. "I would rather it not take an outbreak for this to happen", Alan Melnick, the Clark County health officer overseeing the response, told KHN. Concern over the vaccine can be traced back to a 1998 paper by former doctor Andrew Wakefield, who falsely linked the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism.

Clark County Public Health Department Public Information Officer Marissa Armstrong said that the first case in the Clark County outbreak was a child who had traveled to Clark County from outside the country - information that was announced in the initial outbreak news release January 4.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious health complications, including infections of the lungs and brain. Health officials say the shots are safe and effective, providing about 93 percent protection with one dose and 97 percent with two doses. There have been calls in recent years for Canada to start a national registry to help officials keep better track of vaccination rates.

"This outbreak has put people at real risk", said Ann Thomas, public health physician at the Oregon Health Authority.

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