Health department confirms IN first measles case IN 2019

A woman receives a measles mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona N.Y. Wednesday

It is emblematic of a series of fierce, sometimes connected measles outbreaks - in places as diverse as Indonesia, the Philippines, Madagascar and Venezuela - that have shaken global health officials, revealing persistent shortcomings in the world's vaccination efforts and threatening to tarnish what had been a signature public health achievement.

Tehama County Health Services Agency Public Health has been looking into a case that was first confirmed in Shasta County, but had ties to Tehama County as well.

There is an ongoing measles outbreak in Michigan, but the Michigan Department of Health says this case is not related to that outbreak.

State officials say they are working closely with health departments in Oakland and Wayne counties to identify possible locations where victims were exposed to the measles.

For worldwide travel, infants as young as 6 months should be vaccinated against measles.




Measles is infamously contagious.

While it's not good to see measles make its way into Ottawa, the city's Associate Medical Officer of Health does remain hopeful that it will not spread. Measles can cause serious illness requiring hospitalization. The MMR vaccine has proven to be a safe and effective way to help protect against measles, mumps and rubella.

Children are routinely vaccinated for measles at 12-15 months and again at 4-6 years of age before going to kindergarten, but children as young as 6 months old can receive the measles vaccine if they are at risk. The fever increases and can get as high as 105 degrees. The incubation period for this febrile rash illness is between 7 and 21 days. Talk to your healthcare provider to determine if immune globulin is right for you.

In a day to four days, a red rash normally appears on the face and spreads across the body. If you are ill with measles, stay home and away from others, especially unvaccinated infants, people with diseases affecting their immune systems and pregnant women. If your child received an immunization consent package but has documented measles vaccine elsewhere, please include this information on the immunization consent form in the space provided.

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