Measles case confirmed in Denton County

An informational sign about the measles is posted in the entrance of the Kaiser Permanente Cascade P

If you think you might be infected, the safest thing to do is stay in your room because of the highly contagious nature of the disease.

A measles outbreak in parts of Washington and OR have prompted a discussion about vaccines. The comparatively high percentage of unvaccinated children in parts of northern OR and Washington, combined with the current outbreak, has led local officials to take drastic measures to prevent further outbreaks.

Measles cases in Europe tripled between 2017 and 2018 to 82,596 - the highest number recorded this decade, data from the World Health Organization shows.

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The data released on Thursday shows that 82,596 people contracted the measles in 47 of 53 countries in the WHO-classified European Region between January and December past year.

Graham said that "patient zero" is not a term the Health Department even uses.

Officials now report a 500% increase in the number of vaccines being administered when compared to the same time a year ago. It is also easily preventable through vaccination.

The orders include only state-supplied medicines requested under the federal "Vaccines for Children" program, which provides free vaccinations for children who otherwise could not afford them.

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This is the case in my country: a hub in a volatile region, where cultural diversity is ingrained as part of our social fabric. The coalition's bombing campaign has killed mainly civilians in a conflict that has taken tens of thousands of lives.

The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is recommended for children because it protects against three potentially serious viral illnesses.

Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, said: "The picture for 2018 makes it clear that the current pace of progress in raising immunisation rates will be insufficient to stop measles circulation". 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 a year ago.

But it's a snapshot of the scare an outbreak can cause, said Dr. Alan Melnick, the Clark County health officer overseeing the response.

- One case of measles has been confirmed in Bell County.

"The measles vaccine isn't ideal, but one dose is 93 percent effective at preventing illness", said Dr. Alan Melnick of the Clark County Public Health Department.

According to the Bell County Health District, there were four possible cases under investigation.

"We heard rumblings of a measles outbreak in the capital between December and January and I just knew we were going to get hit", Lon Kightlinger, a former South Dakota state epidemiologist and regular Peace Corp volunteer in Madagascar, tells CNN. More than 1,700 hundred adults have been vaccinated since the third week of January. In Washington state, permissive vaccination rules are being blamed for the outbreak.

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