Massive outbreak of measles is reported in many countries around the world. According to the report of the centers for disease control and prevention, this year the United States has the most significant number of measles cases since the year 2000. The center for disease control and prevention issued its statement on Wednesday. As the disease was eliminated from the United States from the year 2000, this year has seen the most significant number of the outbreak. CDC has reported a total of 695 cases of measles in 22 states. The central regions where the measles cases are huge are New York City, New York State and the state of Washington.
The outbreak of measles is most extensive in New Work. The longer the outbreak of measles continues, the more the chances of transmission of the virus. The process will lead to more number of new cases in the country. According to Alex Azar- Health and human service secretary, the rise in several measles case can be avoidable by the preventive vaccines. The vaccines are safe and highly competent to prevent the disease from spreading, said Azar in his statement. The illness due to measles in younger children cannot be ignored as the virus is very contagious.
The effectiveness of the measles vaccine is established earlier by many medical studies. So vaccines are safe for all the individuals in the country to prevent measles. The main reason for the outbreak is unvaccinated individuals. The measles virus is believed to be imported from another country by the unvaccinated travelers. The disease is highly contagious, so unvaccinated people spread of the virus to the rest of the people living in the country when they comes in contact. According to the CDC, when the measles virus got into the vaccinated community, it is challenging to prevent the spread of the disease.
So the health authority of New York has issued an order that says the vaccination in the state is mandatory for every child. Some Orthodox communities in the country have questioned the law as they have the misinformation about the MMR vaccine. The order by the authority was issued to get hundred percent vaccinations in the state to eradicate the disease. The misleading information in some communality prevents the children from the injection that lead to more measles cases in the country. The rules that are reported cases of measles in the country are, Iowa, New Jersey, Florida, Arizona, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Colorado, Georgia, California, Texas, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Maryland, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
The childhood immunization is the best preventive for the measles as per the report of CDC. The victims of the contagious disease are mostly children, so the parents of the young children are advised to get their children vaccinated in time. The disease has been eliminated from the United States from the year 2000, but the current number of measles cases shows, it is the largest outbreak since the disease has been eliminated in the year 2000. CDC will release the new figures of the facts on 29th April to aware of the public.