Measles case confirmed in Denton County

Luke Tanner 7 receives the combined Measles Mumps and Rubella vaccination at a drop-in clinic at Neath Port Talbot Hospital near Swansea in south Wales

As KHN reports, hospitals in the area are dealing with a massive spike in the number of vaccination requests by parents who previously decided against the preventative shots for their children. This means the latest public data available shows 4 percent of UP students (roughly 156 individuals) opted out of the MMR vaccine.

The number of cases reported is "the highest this decade", World Health Organization said in a statement, noting that the numbers are "3 times the total reported in 2017 and 15 times the record low number of people affected in 2016".

That's a huge rise in a county where vaccination rates lag - only 76.5 percent of kindergartners had all the required immunizations for the 2017-18 school year. Between January 13 and February 2, 2,739 children and 1,754 adults were vaccinated compared to 630 children and 60 adults over the same period past year. The vaccines include MMR, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella, and MMR-V, which also protects against the varicella-zoster virus, which causes chickenpox.

This lead to distrust in vaccinations after concerns were made public by the manufacturers regarding its potential side effects.

The orders represent only state-supplied vaccines requested through the federal Vaccines for Children program, which provides free immunizations to children who otherwise couldn't afford them. Joan Robinson, a pediatric infectious diseases physician and editor of the Paediatrics & Child Health Journal, said that outbreaks often occur in small communities where children aren't vaccinated.

East Wenatchee - Although Chelan and Douglas Counties do not now have a confirmed case of measles, public health officials are working closely with school districts and healthcare providers throughout Chelan and Douglas County to ensure students and staff are up-to-date on their vaccines.

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With more suspected cases, the outbreak isn't close to being over, officials said.

Some 95% of children received the first dose of the vaccine.

The Public Health Department also notes that in order to prevent the onset of illness, 1 dose of MMR vaccine must be given to unimmunized people within 72 hours of exposure to the virus.

The Northwest cases are among three ongoing measles outbreaks in the USA that sickened 79 people in January, according to the CDC. Measles cases have now been reported in all major Madagascan towns and cities and throughout rural areas as well.

For one, Washington is one of only 17 states that permit children to get a non-religious exemption to attend school unvaccinated, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

"It should be a wake-up call. not only for every person [and] for every health center in Madagascar, but for the whole world", Kightlinger tells CNN, noting that some Americans choose not vaccinate their kids, while in Madagascar low vaccine rates are typically due to lack of access.

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