Measles is a highly contagious viral disease, spread through the air by breathing, coughing and/or sneezing.
The flight attendant who contracted measles on a flight from New York City may have suffered brain damage - and her condition is worsening, according to a report Thursday.
"She's been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we're now just hoping for the best", said Dr. Itamar Grotto, associate director general of Israel's Ministry of Health.
It wasn't discovered until later that one dose is only about 93% effective.
The report says that the woman only had one measles vaccine as a child, when two are recommended.
"'There's no downside to getting an MMR, especially during an outbreak", says Faust".
No fatalities have been reported in the United States from measles this year or last year.
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Infections have mostly centered on the country's ultra-Orthodox community, where inoculation rates have generally been lower than the rest of the population.
During the outbreak, the city has mandated vaccinations for people living in four hard-hit Zip codes in Brooklyn's Williamsburg section, home to tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews.
But in recent years, amid worldwide measles outbreaks and an anti-vaccine movement - sustained, in part, by fraudulent research that purported to show a link between autism and a preservative used in vaccines - the numbers have spiked.
"Most people in Tennessee are vaccinated against measles and that's important, but infants and those with weakened immune systems are still at high risk for infection", said TDH Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. The WHO says these outbreaks are 'causing many deaths, ' with most of the victims being young children.
In less than four months, 2019 has almost exceeded the massive 667 measles cases reported in the U.S. in the year 2014.
The measure is the broadest vaccination order in the United States in almost three decades.
"It is concerning that three cases of measles have been identified in Maryland in such a short period of time", said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Frances B. Phillips.
Officials said only 15 other cases have been diagnosed in the state in the last decade. No cases have been reported this year in Alabama.