Texas' 6 confirmed measles cases include 4 children who were being vaccinated

Texas' 6 confirmed measles cases include 4 children who were being vaccinated

NY has additionally seen an outbreak that began within the fall of 2018 and has continued into 2019.

"Our vaccination rates are not so low that I think we are going to be like Italy or Romania that had thousands of cases previous year but we could have a few hundred cases", Ludke said. Clark County officials said that a majority of the patients affected, 41, were not vaccinated.

And, the Pan American Health Organization, the World Health Organization and other news sources reported significant increases in measles cases during the week ending February 2, 2019.

Public Health's announcement this afternoon also had 11 suspected cases, three of which the department was able to confirm were initially unimmunized though they received the vaccination after 72 hours of exposure.

Measles is an airborne disease which is highly contagious but it is preventable. A New York Department of Health official confirmed to ABC News last week that there have been 30 established circumstances to this point in New York so far this year, and 122 confirmed instances in 2018.

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The MMR vaccine is one of two immunizations recommended by the federal government to help prevent measles. All individuals are children that were either unvaccinated or had not completed the vaccine series.

"You are having an increase of people that haven't been immunized, that haven't developed antibodies, when people are coming from different countries that don't have that vaccine protocol and they are infected - people come in and out all the time", Beckham said.

Measles is a viral infection that causes a rash over the entire body.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Texas is one of a handful of states with confirmed cases of measles already reported in 2019.

Sore throat followed by a rash breakout three to five days after symptoms begin. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Hotez told the Houston Chronicle that measles peaks in late winter early spring, before the measles vaccine became more widespread.

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