Measles is a highly contagious airborne virus that is preventable with vaccination. County officials were working to confirm that the woman had been vaccinated.
In a report released this time previous year World Health Organization officials wrote, "Every new person affected by measles in Europe reminds us that unvaccinated children and adults, regardless of where they live, remain at risk of catching the disease and spreading it to others". The outbreak in Clark County has been concentrated mostly among unvaccinated children.
This adds to the national measles outbreak seen across the county.
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"These outbreaks are associated with travelers who brought measles back from Israel and Ukraine, where large measles outbreaks are occurring", the CDC says.
"There should be no barriers, you can get immunizations without paying, you can go to sliding-fee scales, you can go to the county health departments", she said. The Houston Chronicle reports health officials were told the four children who fell ill had received their first of two measles vaccines.
In Clark County, 34 of the cases were among children age 10 or younger, while just two were among patients older than 18.
Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, says the response would be immediate. The last was in Houston in 2018, according to the county's health department.More news: Apple’s HomePod struggles in crowded smart speaker market
While the majority of children in Donegal still receive the MMR vaccine, the numbers have been dropping slightly over the past few years.
"The measles vaccine isn't flawless, but one dose is 93 percent effective at preventing illness", Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County's health officer, said in a statement. "The recommended two doses of the measles vaccine provide even greater protection - 97 percent".
Measles infection typically causes a rash, fever, conjunctivitis (red eyes), cough or runny nose.
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