Overall, the measles vaccination rate is pretty high in the USA but there are several places in the country where it's far below the herd community threshold.
The United States recorded 7 new measles cases last week taking the total cases for the year to 1,250 in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. The update included data recorded up to October 3, and noted that there is only one outbreak now under investigation, which is in NY but not related to the cases previously recorded in the Rockland County. 75% of measles cases were linked to outbreaks in New York City and New York state, most of which were among unvaccinated children in Orthodox Jewish communities.
The case is the third reported on the Gold Coast and the sixth measles case diagnosed in Queensland in the past fortnight.
CDC officials said 131 of the patients who contracted the measles were hospitalized, and 65 of them experienced complications including encephalitis and pneumonia, but no patients died.
World Health Organization considers a country to have eliminated measles after a country has gone more than a year without continuous spread of the disease. Fortunately, with the recent announcement of the end of the outbreak in NY, that concern has passed.
"We are very pleased that the measles outbreak has ended in NY and that measles is still considered eliminated in the United States". A significant factor contributing to outbreaks has been misinformation in some communities about the safety of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.
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The federal government's Health and Human Services (HHS) released its statement today as well, confirming that the measles outbreak in NY which had begun in October 2018 has finally come to an end.
CDC director Dr. Robert R. Redfield in his statement repeated CDC's emphasis "vaccines are safe".
"They remain the most powerful tool to preserve health and to save lives".
All the cases reported this year were those of "wild-type D8 or B3" measles and the majority of the infected individuals had not been vaccinated. One dose of the vaccine is 93% effective at preventing measles, and two doses are 97% effective against the disease.
Hotez added that he expects the United States to "hit peak measles transmission season" in the first and second quarter of next year.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday urged people to take preventive measures against infectious diseases, especially dengue fever, Chikungunya fever and measles, during the four-day Double Ten National Day holiday this week.