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well the numbers has risen.... And on top of this sad case of the flu CA., and several other states has this to deal with.

I posted where CA. had this measles out break in the CDC Flu Thread. Yet not any responses. Which in the beginning can be mistake for the Flu.
In the Disneyland Park and was spreading. Which has risen. Which I feared would happen.


California links 26 measles cases to Disneyland outbreak

Reuters 10 hours ago.

(Reuters) - California has confirmed more cases of measles in people who visited Disneyland or its adjacent California Adventure park last month, health officials said on Monday, raising the number of infected people to 26.

A total of 22 cases in California have been linked with visits to the Anaheim parks between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20, including one that arose from direct contact with an infected person, the California Department of Public Health said.

Additionally, two cases have been confirmed in Utah and one case has been confirmed in both Colorado and Washington state, the department said.

Four other possible measles cases are currently under investigation, the department said, adding that six of those who were sickened were eventually hospitalized.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts officials have said that the company is working with the California health department to provide information and assistance.

Measles is a sometimes deadly viral disease that typically begins with fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, and is followed by the appearance of a red rash that typically starts on the face and spreads downward.

There is no specific treatment and most people recover within a few weeks. But in poor and malnourished children and people with reduced immunity, measles can cause serious complications including blindness, encephalitis, severe diarrhea, ear infection and pneumonia.

In 2013, more than 70 percent of global measles deaths were in six countries - India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Nick Macfie)


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Well to many this wasn't some thing to worry or bother with. Going by the number of hits & replies and their content.

Yet I have seen reports on Nationa,l PBS News as well as local news reports several times.

And it has begun to spread to new areas including Mexico & several new states or has increased in them.

And again some thing we thought was cured and gone has come back to bite some of us in the USA..

Has anyone any decent input or comments? Or other news on this topic?




Disney measles outbreak spreads to more US states, Mexico


AFP January 23, 2015 7:09 PM

Los Angeles (AFP) - A measles outbreak centered around Disneyland in California has spread to six more US states and Mexico, and an international visitor to the theme park likely sparked the health alert, officials said Friday.


Fifty-one confirmed cases of measles have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since late December, the US government agency said in a statement, most in California but others as far afield as Nebraska and Washington states.

The CDC said those who had fallen ill were aged from 10 months to 57 years and only a tiny fraction were vaccinated against measles, in the face of an anti-vaccination trend that has emerged in recent years, particularly in North America.

Opponents fear the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine causes autism, even though an array of studies have ruled out any link.

Measles has been officially eradicated from the United States since 2000 while remaining widespread in other regions including Europe, Africa and Asia.

"In addition to the US cases, one case was reported from Mexico in an unvaccinated child who visited Disneyland Resort Theme Parks on December 17 and December 20, 2014," the CDC said.

While health officials have yet to isolate the source of the outbreak, "it is likely that a traveler (or more than one traveler) who was infected with measles overseas visited one or both of the Disney parks in December during their infectious period," the CDC added.

An educated guess.

Most -- 42 -- of the 51 cases are in California, but three more have been found in Utah, two in Washington, and one each in Oregon, Colorado, Nebraska and Arizona.

Measles is highly contagious and can be spread through the air without physical contact. Infection usually begins with a fever followed by a cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis and a rash.

Complications can include blindness, hearing loss, pneumonia and death. One to two children of every 1,000 infected with measles will die from it
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Eradication means the disease is no longer native to the United States, but there were 644 measles cases in the US last year, an enormous jump from 173 cases in 2013.

An analysis by the Los Angeles Times last year found that 9.5 percent of kindergarten children in an Orange County school district were exempted from vaccinations because of personal beliefs
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I bet it started with all the illegal kids pouring in from Mexico and further south.
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Anyone else in the dark over this? I keep thinking what is next to hit America?
TB, small pox or some new virus or a man made one? Heck America wasn't ready for Katerina and it still isn't.

What is a major cause of this outbreak is something placed online years ago. A paper saying these vaccinations can lead to Autism. Which isn't true.

So many mother have avoided getting their children the proper vaccinations for so long now. And these papers are still on the net, even after the Society of Autism has stated it is not true.

Like so much else we Americans are our own worst enemies at times.




Disneyland Measles Outbreak Isn't Largest In Recent Memory — This Is

The Associated Press February‎ ‎5‎, ‎2015.

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The largest U.S. measles outbreak in recent history isn’t the one that started in December at Disneyland. It happened months earlier in Ohio’s Amish country, where 383 people fell ill after unvaccinated Amish missionaries traveled to the Philippines and returned with the virus.

The Ohio episode drew far less attention, even though the number of cases was almost four times that of the Southern California outbreak, because it seemed to pose little threat outside close-knit religious communities.

The Disneyland outbreak has already spread well beyond the theme parks that attract tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe, who could then return home with the virus. Disease investigators for weeks raced to identify measles-stricken patients, track down potential contacts and quarantine them if necessary.

Related: Measles Cases This Year Show Sign Of Disturbing Trend

Public health experts say success at containing the outbreak will largely depend on how many unvaccinated people get the measles shot.

"This was a wake-up call," said Dr. James Cherry, a pediatric infectious disease expert at the University of California, Los Angeles. "It could continue to smolder" if not enough people get vaccinated.

The latest outbreak began when an infected person spread the illness to more than three dozen people at Disneyland who then exposed many others. Most were unvaccinated, according to state health officials.

In contrast, the Ohio outbreak “stayed contained within those communities, and outside people said, `Well, it doesn’t really affect me.’ What’s different with this one is more people can relate to Disneyland,” said Dr. Gregory Wallace of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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I bet it started with all the illegal kids pouring in from Mexico and further south.
That's why I am in favor of immunizations for illegals or close the borders. I could live with either.
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Anyone else in the dark over this? I keep thinking what is next to hit America?
TB, small pox or some new virus or a man made one? Heck America wasn't ready for Katerina and it still isn't.

What is a major cause of this outbreak is something placed online years ago. A paper saying these vaccinations can lead to Autism. Which isn't true.


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I wish young mothers would take these 'reports' with a grain of salt and...oh uh...consult a doctor!
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Just lovely... This is news to me. I was sure as a child I got the measles shot. Now I find this... Which has plenty to read from this bit of new to each link in bold.



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Why Many Adults Should Get Their Measles Shot — Again


Jenna Birch February‎ ‎5‎, ‎2015.



Anyone born before 1978, but especially those born prior to 1958, may want to get a vaccination. (Photo: Corbis)


Since unvaccinated children spreading measles seem to constitute most of the buzz on the recent outbreak of the virus, there’s a fact that’s getting lost in the shuffle: The majority of those infected are actually adults.

According to new numbers from California, of the 92 confirmed measles cases in the state, 62 percent are adults over age 20.

To us adults who think that, when it comes to measles, we’re totally homefree, those stats are scary. But there are several fascinating reasons for this — harking back to the mid-20th century when the measles vaccine was first released.

Fact: If you were born before 1957, you’re probably not vaccinated.

When docs started administering measles vaccinations in 1963, they recommended that only those who were born after 1957 get shots. Before that date, measles was so common and so contagious, it was extremely likely you’d been exposed and were thus immune — CDC surveys suggest that 95 to 98 percent of those born before 1957 are immune to measles. However, that fact is not totally certain. Some adults today may not be immune if they didn’t get vaccinated.


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A child receives one of the first measles in 1963. (Photo: Corbis)


Fact: If you were inoculated between 1963 and 1967, you may have received an ineffective vaccine.

When the measles shots first came out, there were different types: the version containing “live” virus, which is still in use today, and the “killed” or inactivated measles vaccine, which was withdrawn in 1967 because it quickly lost its effectiveness over time. In fact, in a 1965 study, only one quarter of the children given three doses of the “killed” vaccine over a three-month period still had measles antibodies a year later. And even after a yearly booster injection, 43 percent of children exposed to measles developed it.

The CDC recommends that people who were vaccinated prior to 1968 with either inactivated (killed) measles vaccine or a measles vaccine of unknown type should be revaccinated with at least one dose of live attenuated measles vaccine.

Related: Measles Cases This Year Show Sign Of Disturbing Trend


The only way to know which vaccine you received is by looking at your medical records. If you don’t have specific documentation, consider getting a shot.


Fact: If you were born between 1963 and 1977, you may have gotten only one dose of the measles vaccination.

Large-scale measles vaccinations began in 1963, but it wasn’t until 1989 that the American Academy of Pediatrics began recommending that two doses of the live vaccine be given to children after their first birthday. That’s because if you get one dose, it’s 95 percent likely to be effective — but with two doses it’s 99 percent effective. In 1989 — and this still stands today — health officials determined that kids either be given this second “booster” shot between ages 11 and 12, or when they enter school between ages 4 and 6 years.

In 1989, 11 and 12 year olds were born in 1977 and 1978 — so anyone born from those years forward probably got a second dose of the vaccination as a kid. You may have also received a second shot if you’re a healthcare worker, travel internationally, or went to college. But given this data, people born before 1978 should check their medical records.

Fact: Measles immunity can lag over time.

Even if you are an adult who did get the shot, says Thomas Kelley, MD, a family practice physician and chief quality officer at South Seminole Hospital — Orlando Health, there’s a chance you’re still prone to contracting the virus. “Vaccines are generally not 100 percent effective,” he tells Yahoo Health. “Even if you are fully vaccinated as recommended, you may not be fully protected,” he says. “On top of that, the farther away you are from the time you got the shot, immunity can lag a bit.”

A Finnish study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases showed that antibodies induced by the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine waned after two doses of the shots were administered and researchers checked back in 20 years. The CDC has also noted that the effectiveness of shots like those for whooping cough and flu also dwindles as time passes. A study from the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease also showed the BCG vaccine to protect against tuberculosis may also decrease in effectiveness over the years.

Related: California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S.


The good news is that, if you got two doses of the vaccine after 1963, odds are you’re probably good to go — or at least partially immune, Kelley says. “The problem is, we’re not all walking around with full medical records to be certain,” he says. “Some people aren’t sure if they’ve been fully immunized.”

Fact: You can find out if you’re immune to measles

Kelley says it’s a simple blood test to determine if you’ve been vaccinated; doctors can measure the antibodies in your blood that will show if you’re immune. Ask your PCP for a “measles titer” to check your status.

Fact: There’s no harm in getting vaccinated again

That said, if anyone is unsure or worried about the virus, there’s another option. “There is no harm in getting vaccinated again,” Kelley says says. “For instance, if you’re going to be in an area where there’s been an outbreak or the potential is there, like a daycare center or you’re going to be traveling abroad, you may not want to wait a week for results of a blood test.”

Kelley is recommending that his patients get vaccinated again if they’re questioning how safe they are from measles. It’s better to know you’re protected than to wonder if you should have been. Get your measles status taken care of now. You’ll be safe and help reduce the spread of the virus.

Up Next: 4 Major Reasons Doctors Are So Scared of Measles


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Man I read the last book of the Bible and today's news and they match up...

This is slowly spreading...

Measles outbreak at 149 cases in eight states, Canada and Mexico

Los Angeles Times Rosanna Xia 7 hrs ago..


The number of cases in the California-centered measles outbreak rose to at least 149 patients across eight states, Canada and Mexico.

The 123 cases in California span 12 counties. At least 39 of the state cases have been directly linked to visitors or employees at Disneyland during the year-end holidays; 28 were family members or people who came in close contact with someone who had the measles. And at least eight caught the measles by being in a public area such as an emergency room where a confirmed case was known to be present, officials said.

Two of the latest patients were infants less than one year old, according to the California Department of Public Health. That brings to 16 the number of infants diagnosed with measles in the outbreak.

Federal recommendations call for the first dose of measles vaccination, known as MMR, to be given at 12 to 15 months of age, with a second dose between ages 4 and 6. California law requires two doses of the measles vaccination before kindergartners can enroll, but parents may obtain exemptions for the vaccines if they say the inoculations conflict with their personal beliefs.

Cases connected to the California-centered outbreak also have been confirmed in at least seven other states: Arizona (five), Utah (three), Washington (two), Michigan (one), Oregon (one), Colorado (one) and Nebraska (one) - as well as Canada (10) and Mexico (two).


Twelve counties in California have confirmed measles cases: Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Ventura.

Orange County has 35 confirmed cases. Los Angeles County follows with 30 cases, San Diego County with 13 and Ventura County with 12.

About 56% of the measles cases were adults 20 years or older. "For those individuals for whom we have vaccination status, the majority are unvaccinated," state health officials said.

Of the cases in California, about one in five has had to be hospitalized, officials said.
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State officials Friday said two measles patients have been diagnosed with a new strain, D8, which is different from the outbreak strain. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, D8 has also circulated in patients in France, Belgium, Chile, Canada, India, Singapore and Vietnam.

The CDC has issued measles travel advisories for both the Philippines and Vietnam. Vietnam has recorded more than 18,000 measles cases in 2014, and the Philippines more than 58,000 illnesses and 110 deaths.


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