There are no measles outbreaks within the Northern Health region yet the initiative is an opportunity for unimmunized and under-immunized children to catch-up on their measles vaccinations.
The measles virus is highly contagious and can be passed by person-to-person contact or through the air. It spreads either through direct contact with an infected person or through the air when the patient coughs or sneezes.
Anyone born after 1957 should have proof of at least one dose of the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine or evidence of immunity to measles. "The DCHHS epidemiology staff are to be commended for their efforts", said DCHHS Director/Health Authority Dr. Philip Huang.
"The MMR vaccine is a requirement for joining the service", Ryan said.
"This is a great example of a public health success story. We strongly encourage and support protecting beneficiaries this way".
The MDHHS says the people infected range in age from eight months to 63 years. People first develop a fever, then often a cough, runny nose and watery eyes, followed by an appearance of a rash. "Generally, it's safe to get extra doses".
Measles is a serious illness and is highly infectious.
Dallas County's measles patient had stayed at home during their period of potential contagiousness, and therefore did not result in any additional public or workplace exposures.
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A letter has been sent out to parents of school-aged children from SD-60 and Northern Health regarding the Provincial government's initiative to catch-up all school-age children (K-12) with measles vaccines.
High fever (may spike to over 104˚F).
Immunization is the best defense against measles.
Dr Malo said complications could include pneumonia and encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, which could be deadly.
The letter shared by the School District says most people in Canada are protected against measles infection through immunizations.
CDC data showed 372 cases in the civilian population in 2018.
A special measles vaccination clinic is scheduled Saturday in Oakland County after cases continue to climb there, state health leaders said Friday, April 5. The October 2017 Medical Surveillance Monthly Report includes data from 2010 to 2016 and can be accessed here.