Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a House panel that measles is "totally vaccine-preventable", but it's being hindered by bad information.
The report also specifically calls out the rise in measles cases around the globe, as a result of "vaccine hesitancy". Barangays Rizal and Palanan are closely being monitored for possible clustering of measles cases.
An unvaccinated IL resident who spent time overseas visited Portland International Airport and various locations in Salem, Oregon last week while contagious with measles, the Oregon Health Authority said.
A fourth measles case has been confirmed in Canterbury - a young woman who, like two of the other three confirmed cases, has connections with Rangiora.
Exemptions alone do not explain why children are not vaccinated.
In Toronto, for example, an anti-vaccine group recently erected billboards around the city. "Those who opt out of vaccinating their children are placing vulnerable members of our population, like my son, at great risk for exposure".
Mayor Abby said residents can also have their children vaccinated during scheduled Lingkod Bayan Caravans in their respective barangays. The outbreak response immunization drive aimed to cover 32,889 children from all barangays.
Measles outbreak has been declared by the Department of Health (DOH) in some regions in the country. Others say they just don't see the need to do so and are instead banking on a strong immune system.
Mozambique is now experiencing a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak, and the latest positive sample was collected Dec 17 from a community contact in Zambezia province.
"The reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines - threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases", the World Health Organization said in its report.
NEIGHMOND: Measles is highly contagious, spreads easily in air and can live for hours.
The largest increases in cases were in Ukraine (30,338), the Philippines (13,192) and Brazil (10,262). This is why children within a 100-meter radius of an infected patient should be vaccinated.
With reports in South and Latin America in recent months, and after a Barbadian educator spoke to a local outbreak last evening, the Ministry has refuted that such is the case locally. But just last week the state Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee advanced a measure that would nix the philosophical exemption on personal grounds for children's school vaccinations, The Associated Press reported. These facilities have isolation rooms for communicable diseases. More recently, before the modern measles vaccine was developed in 1963, more than 48,000 people were hospitalized-and around 500 people died-each year in the USA alone. Two shots are required, one around the first birthday and a second between age 4 and 6.
Early symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes.