Ottawa Public Health announces measles case

Measles Outbreaks in 2019 Outpace Total for 2018, 2nd Highest Since Disease Eliminated in U.S.

34 Confirmed Cases of Measles in Michigan

State health officials have confirmed a case of measles in northern Indiana.

Again, back half a century I lived in Trinidad in the West Indies and my wife helped in a deaf school with dozens of children made deaf after contracting measles; and they were the lucky ones, other children had died or suffered even worse damage from this unsafe disease. Most of these cases originate outside the country and occurred in people who were unvaccinated or who didn't know whether or not they had been vaccinated.

In response to the latest confirmed cases, OCHD is hosting a special measles vaccination clinic open to the public Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.at the South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield.

As of this week, 39 measles cases have been confirmed in Oakland and Wayne counties.

"The MMR vaccine is available free of charge as part of the routine immunisation schedule". March 27, 5:30 to 9 p.m.: Real Canadian Superstore, 760 Eagleson Rd.

Measles is highly contagious and the incubation period for the illness is between seven and 21 days. Those droplets remain infective in the air and on surfaces for up to two hours.

You can not get measles from the vaccine.

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For global travel, infants as young as 6 months should be vaccinated against measles. When infected persons sneeze or cough, droplets spray into the air. Individuals born before 1957 are presumed to be immune to measles.

According to the CDC, two doses of the vaccine are 97 percent effective against the measles, while one dose is 93 percent effective.

"Measles is a highly contagious illness that can be prevented with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine", said DCHHS Medical Director Dr. Christopher Perkins.

There are now 15 measles cases so far this year in Texas, and the total number nationwide already tops all of last year.

While most people don't experience side effects from receiving the MMR vaccine, some may get a mild fever or redness, swelling, or pain at the injection site, Ryan said.

Tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums, and roof of the mouth (Koplik Spots) 2-3 days after symptoms begin. Two to four days later, a rash starts on the face and upper neck.

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