Health officials say 5 cases of measles confirmed in Texas

The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver Wash. to warn patients and visitors of a measles outbreak Jan. 30 2019

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"Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent measles", Denton County public health director Dr. Matt Richardson said in a written statement. "They stayed away from others while on symptom watch, so we have no new public exposures to measles". Anyone born since 1978 who is unsure if they have received two doses of a measles containing vaccine, such as MMR, should speak with their GP.

Three Multnomah County youths have measles, bringing Oregon's total of measles cases to four.

The Oregon Health Authority reported that the number of measles vaccines in the last week of January tripled in the tri-county area (Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties).

East Wenatchee - Although Chelan and Douglas Counties do not now have a confirmed case of measles, public health officials are working closely with school districts and healthcare providers throughout Chelan and Douglas County to ensure students and staff are up-to-date on their vaccines. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people close to that person who are not yet immune could become infected.

Women's brains are 3 years 'younger' than men's, study suggests
The study came after Goyal and a team of researchers studied the brain scans of 205 people whose ages ranged from 20 to 82. A group of researchers from the USA took specialist brain scans from almost 200 healthy adults aged between 20 and 80.


Espinoza said the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, or MMR vaccine, is 97 percent effective.

The Vancouver Clinic, which operates medical offices and urgent-care centers in the area, reported that shots administered jumped from 263 in January 2018 to 1,444 last month, a almost 450 percent increase.

According to WAC 246-105-030, measles is one of many diseases for which a child is required to be vaccinated against or show proof of immunity, before attending any school (public or private) or child care center. The vaccine takes effect within 72 hours, health officials said.

The health department said there are two other potential cases of measles that are pending as they wait for test results. Three times as many people have gotten vaccinated in January - from 200 per day in 2018 to 600 per day in 2019.

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