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Default CDC monitoring measles cases in 21 states, including North Carolina

This is what happens when fear and hype replaces common sense.

https://abc11.com/health/cdc-monitor...lina-/3957136/
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday afternoon that 107 people from 21 states, including North Carolina, have reported contracting the measles.

The other states included are Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

This number will likely outpace the number of measles cases reported in 2017.

There were 118 cases in 2017, and only 86 the year before that.

Measles is an airborne virus that spreads through coughing and sneezing.

Symptoms show up in 10-14 days after exposure. The symptoms last 7-10 days and include a high fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes followed by a rash that typically starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.

According to the CDC, some people may suffer from severe complications, such as pneumonia and brain swelling which could result in hospitalization or death.
the video adds the words, "without vaccination."
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This is what happens when fear and hype replaces common sense.

https://abc11.com/health/cdc-monitor...lina-/3957136/


the video adds the words, "without vaccination."
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Measles was declared eliminated (absence of continuous disease transmission for greater than 12 months) from the United States in 2000. This was thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in the United States, as well as better measles control in the Americas region.
https://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/history.html
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The patient, who has not been identified, had recently returned from international travel and sought medical attention on five separate occasions before Wake County health officials were notified.
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County public health officials wouldn't confirm whether the person was an adult or a child, but said the patient was not vaccinated for measles.
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Measles can be difficult for doctors to detect because the infection is so rare and the symptoms are easily confused with many other conditions.
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"It just looks like any other respiratory tract infection," said David Weber, an infectious disease specialist at UNC Health Care. "The average physician has probably never seen a case of measles."
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/lo...213374604.html
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Probably not a good idea to travel to other countries (especially non-western) if you haven't been vaccinated for measles and smallpox.

Also a good reason to have vetting on who comes into our country. Part of the reason for Ellis Island was to keep communicable diseases out of the country. Random people from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Venezuela, and other countries entering illegally should not be allowed.
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