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The Fraser Health Authority confirmed a 17th case of measles in Metro Vancouver last week linked to initial exposures in Vancouver.

Kelley Vollmar, the director of the Jefferson County Health Department, says the adult who has the measles had contact with a small number of people and has self-quarantined.

The measles immunization rate for OH children ages 4 to 6 - children who have received the recommended two doses of MMR vaccine - is 92 percent, according to the Erie County Health Department statistics.

Twenty measles cases have been confirmed in New Zealand's Canterbury district, and thousands of vaccines are being delivered to the health centers there as health officials warned that the number is expected to rise over the coming days and weeks.

"To maintain herd immunity, communities have to vaccinate enough residents to protect the small number of people who can not receive a vaccination for medical reasons", said Ashley Franks, Erie County Health Department epidemiologist.

Texas is following a national trend with more measles cases.

According to the reports, the first case was reported in Canterbury in February.

Under-immunised people exposed to measles first develop a respiratory type illness with dry cough or runny nose or conjunctivitis and a temperature over 38.5 C and a rash.

For every 1,000 children who get measles, one or two will die.

Nerius did not receive a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine as a kid because his parents believed the misinformation being spread by anti-vaxers. "People between the ages of 29 and 50 can expect to get a measles vaccine from their general practice in a week or two", says Dr Pink. The county health director says the department has identified everyone in the small group the infected person has come in contact with recently and is interviewing them about possible symptoms. According to public health officials, measles is so infectious that if one person has it, 90 percent of everyone around might also be infected if they do not have the necessary vaccine.


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