United States sees largest measles outbreak in 25 years

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"The emphasis needs to be on getting as many unvaccinated people vaccinated as possible".

The United States tops the list of high-income countries with the most children not receiving the first dose of the vaccine between 2010 and 2017, at more than 2.5 million. The disease has spread quickly among unvaccinated children.

Health officials say current measles outbreaks in the US are fueled by the anti-vaccination movement, which questions the safety of vaccines and frequently spreads false information on social media. President Trump has previously appeared to link vaccines with autism and, earlier in his presidency, looked into setting up a vaccine safety committee.

At least a dozen people have been ticketed for refusing to get shots for the infection since the Mayor de Blasio announced a mandatory vaccination order on April 9.

One dose is still about 93% effective at preventing the disease.

Close to 50 people are being sought after coming into contact with an 11-year-old with measles at a Northland hot pools over the holidays.

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In New York City - specifically Brooklyn and Queens - 390 cases have been confirmed, and officials say majority have involved members of the Orthodox Jewish community. It is now spreading in outbreaks in many parts of the world.

"The suffering we are seeing today is completely avoidable", US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Monday. The CDC says the longer the current outbreaks continue, the greater the risk the disease will regain its foothold in the United States. It has already eclipsed the total for any full year since 1994, when 963 cases were reported. "Without urgent efforts to increase vaccination coverage and identify populations with unacceptable levels of under-, or unimmunized children, we risk losing decades of progress in protecting children and communities against this devastating, but entirely preventable disease". The World Health Organization declared "vaccine hesitancy" as a public health threat.

- Anyone believing they have been exposed to measles or exhibiting symptoms should not go to the ED or after hours' clinic or general practitioner. Two doses are needed, spaced 28 days or more apart. For many Americans, "the records that exist are the ones you or your parents were given when the vaccines were administered and the ones in the medical record of the doctor or clinic where the vaccines were given", according to the CDC, which recommends that people search among baby books, school records and previous employers that may have collected this information, such as the military.

She said the virus is contagious enough that it can stay in a room for about two hours after an infected person has left.

For travelers to outbreak areas overseas, the CDC recommends adults consider getting another dose of MMR unless they have proof of receiving two prior doses, take a blood test showing immunity, or were born before 1957.

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