Oregon Governor On Measles Outbreak: 'Get Your Kids Vaccinated ... Holy Smokes'

Faith Castro
February 2, 2019

Despite doctors managed to persuade more than half of those refusing parents, the number of people with measles is growing. "It's still out there, even though it's been debunked, that the measles vaccine results in autism".

"My 3-year-old is not vaccinated and there is now a measles outbreak in my state", she wrote, according toBored Panda.

The National Vaccine Information Center, which opposes mandatory vaccination laws, said it opposed that bill and the current one.

Public health officials in the state have confirmed 38 measles cases clustered in southwest Washington. The vaccination status of four others who were infected is unknown.

Opposition to vaccines is generally based on junk science that has been endorsed by celebrities like Jenny McCarthy who, with Oprah's help, falsely hinted that there may be something risky about the measles vaccine.

"We're just really one airplane flight from bringing a case here and once a case comes into a population that's not fully vaccinated we see outbreaks", Dr. Sheffield said. The telltale sign of measles is a rash that usually starts on the face and can spread over the entire body. The first patient sought medical care on December 31, but other sick people may not have gone to a doctor or hospital, he said. Now, according to an expert, the measles outbreak across the United States got traction due to the before-mentioned anti-vaxxer movement.

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One mum is concerned her 11-month-old is not eligible because the first to two shots in the measles series is given after one year of age.

None of the infected people were vaccinated and they are no longer contagious.

"If you get both doses of the measles vaccine you're looking at about 97 percent protection", Ward said.

However, some parents are concerned their children are not eligible for the vaccinations. Symptoms usually appear 10-12 days after exposure but may appear as early as seven days and as late as 21 days after exposure.

The vast majority of the cases - 37 out of 42 in Clark County - were linked to people who did not have vaccinations for measles.

Symptoms of measles can often be similar to cold or flu symptoms, including: fever, diarrhea, coughing, runny nose, red and watery eyes, and fatigue.

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