California Measles Cases

May 15, 2011 by USA Post 

California Measles CasesCalifornia Measles Cases, There is a large outbreak of measles has reached the state of California and state officials say is the result of unvaccinated people who visit the state who are bringing misery elsewhere.

According to officals of the California Department of Health, measles is considered extinct in the Western Hemisphere, but the suspicion is that there are people in the country and foreign visitors who come to California and unwittingly spread. It came into contact with the disease elsewhere and came to California helped infect other people.

There is an outbreak in the States about three or four others as well. The outbreak of measles in the world has come to the Golden State with 13 cases reported so far this year; health officials say unvaccinated infected travelers entering the state are largely to blame.

There have been 13 cases reported in the state this year, with seven reported only in April. Four of them were hospitalized.

According to Deputy Director of the Department of Public Health in California Gilberto Chavez, the infected are not immunized Californians who traveled abroad, foreign visitors to the state, and others who had contact with infected travelers.

A measles outbreak has spread in Europe of 30 countries, with 6,500 people infected so far this year. France has suffered the worst. In a hot spot in Belgium, the virus is hitting hardest unvaccinated children -? Those whose parents do not believe in vaccines and babies who have not been inoculated, according to World Health Organization.

Measles is also spreading across India and the Philippines.

Although children are traditionally given inoculations after reaching age 1 year, Chavez said the children who travel abroad could receive measles vaccine at 6 months of age.

Home-schooled, non-immunized children came down with the first reported case in California in late March.

Health authorities have confirmed that a native of New Mexico, traveling back from London on board a flight February 22, Southwest Airlines was infected with measles, putting all the other passengers at risk of infection.

In 2008, a 7-year-old led to an outbreak of measles in San Diego after his return, infected, a family trip to Switzerland. The infected child and his two brothers and nine other children in their charter school and a doctor? S office. His parents had decided not to vaccinate him or his brothers. The outbreak forced about 70 children to be quarantined at home.

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