Health Officials On Alert After Measles Case Confirmed In Jefferson County

Health Officials On Alert After Measles Case Confirmed In Jefferson County

Thousands of vaccines are being delivered to health centres in the Canterbury district, which includes Christchurch, as the potentially life-threatening disease widened to more than 20 confirmed cases. It might also lead to serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain).

The highly contagious disease can spread through coughing and sneezing, and the virus can live for up to two hours in the air or on a surface. People are infectious from five days before the onset of the rash until five days after the rash appears.

Janak Peris, 44, dairy worker: "Maybe teach the public to avoid the people who got it, and contain those who have it inside their houses".

"To maintain herd immunity, communities have to vaccinate enough residents to protect the small number of people who can not receive a vaccination for medical reasons", said Ashley Franks, Erie County Health Department epidemiologist.

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ramon Pink says measles is now in widespread circulation and people who aren't fully immune could be exposed to the risk of infection anywhere in Canterbury.

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Here, Art Reingold, professor and division head of epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, talks about measles, vaccine safety, and the importance of immunizing kids.

Children and young adults (age range 5 years to 28 years) who are either not immunised or who have only received one MMR dose to date.

The four-year-old MMR could be brought forward to no sooner than four weeks after the previous MMR.

Given their higher risk, our focus over the short term is to provide MMR immunizations to those under 29 years who are not fully vaccinated. Many of this year's cases stem from an outbreak in Washington state, and almost all of those involve children who weren't vaccinated against the disease.

"I say to every mom that I see, that vaccines are 95 percent (effective), but that still gives you a great deal of security", he said. "It's just a matter of where it is and that's why we say to call ahead just to make sure that where you want to go has it available".

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