The reason, according to an article in the Hartford Courant, is that the majority of Connecticut's population has been vaccinated.
- The Bell County Public Health District is investigating a possible case of the measles. Yale-New Haven Hospital is treating the two infected patients.
Doctors say a big reason for measles spreading is the rate which patients are not getting the vaccine.
CBS News reported in October that a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the us have not been vaccinated against any disease. "We can't vaccinate pregnant women for measles, so we need to think about this before they become pregnant".
Measles, the highly contagious and previously eliminated viral illness, has been spreading in communities across the United States in recent weeks, with Washington declaring a state of emergency last week and NY reporting in 2018 its second largest outbreak over the past two decades. The mother of a 39-year-old physician, Dr. Kendrick Gotoc, who was inoculated by the vaccine three times prior to his death on April 22, 2018, filed cases of obstruction of justice, reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, torture, and violation of the Consumer Act against Health Secretary Francisco Duque, former DoH chief Janette Garin, and 37 others. More measles information can be found at a Centers for Disease Control website.
QUOTE: "Measles, a highly contagious disease, was declared eliminated in the U.S.in 2000 due to successful vaccination programs. The vaccine is a series of two shots and is more than 99 percent effective in preventing measles", said Dr. McDonald.More news: Townsville tackles floods as hail, fire costs mount - Local
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Confirmed cases also include 34 children ages 1 to 10; 13 youths ages 11 to 18; and one adult between 19 and 29. "If you are concerned your child may be developing measles, call your provider before going to a medical facility in an effort to prevent the spread of measles to vulnerable people within these facilities", he added.
"So this is mostly a virus that's transmitted via infected respiratory particles through the air and, so, it's important for immunocompromised people to avoid sick and ill people and specifically we're talking children", Brust said.
The outbreak investigation, which is ongoing has identified 49 confirmed cases since January 1. Disregarding a child's immunization schedule is a lame excuse of those who are not fully aware of the benefits and protection that their child can get after being vaccinated.
The CDC recommends children get the vaccine, starting with the first dose at age 12 to 15 months, and the second dose at 4 to 6 years of age.
He said there is no way for a person to protect themselves, except for the vaccination.