In response to a cluster of five cases of measles in northwest Harris, Galveston and Montgomery counties, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is trying to raise awareness of the risk and the need for up-to-date vaccinations.
A person can carry measles for up to two weeks before symptoms show. The children, however, were not old enough to receive the second dose.
The HSE says while the majority of children in Donegal still receive the MMR vaccine, the numbers have been dropping slightly over the past few years. If someone is immunized within 72 hours, they can often fight off illness. Officials also warned last week of an infected patient who had visited Bend, Oregon, and may have exposed others to the virus there. That includes attending church by video feed and working with employers.More news: Ireland's Stander in Six Nations fitness battle
A possible sixth case in Texas is awaiting lab confirmation.
Measles is a highly contagious airborne virus that is preventable with vaccination. People who have never received a measles vaccine are susceptible to the disease, which can be deadly.
Infectious people were at Costco, the airport, a Blazers game and other sites. It is important that you do not visit your GP without first letting him or her know that you or your child may have measles.More news: Elizabeth Warren faces new fallout over Native American ancestry claim
Officials say vaccinations levels are falling in several Texas counties, and anything below a 95 percent vaccination rate is considered risky.
"The measles vaccine isn't ideal, but one dose is 93 percent effective at preventing illness", Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County's health officer, said in a statement. One person had one dose of the vaccine, which is 93 percent effective. Three times as many people have gotten vaccinated in January - from 200 per day in 2018 to 600 per day in 2019.
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Health officials said it takes two doses of the MMR vaccine to protect you against Measles, Mumps and Rubella - and it will give you peace of mind if you come down with similar symptoms.