June 17, 2019

Idaho measles vaccination rates are lower in North Idaho

02 February 2019, 07:17 | Silvia Roy

Idaho measles vaccination rates are lower in North Idaho

Idaho measles vaccination rates are lower in North Idaho

Washington and OR are among 17 states that allow some type of non-medical exemption for vaccines for "personal, moral OR other beliefs", according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

"What a lot of people don't realize is that it's one of the most contagious viruses we've ever known". And two Clark County cases traveled to Hawaii recently, but most likely didn't create any exposures during their trip, according to Public Health.

Of the confirmed cases, most patients are under age 10. There have also been three reported cases in Atlanta. Another anti-vaccination group, Informed Choice Washington, had its members at the statehouse on Thursday trying to dissuade lawmakers. "As of February 1, 2019, there are no additional cases have been identified in OR and there are no measles cases in Jackson County".

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California state Sen. Richard Pan, a pediatrician who sponsored his state's bill, said he got death threats over it and had anti-vaccination advocates jam his phone lines and harass him on social media.

The anti-vaccination movement - where tragically misguided parents are led to believe that vaccines against childhood illnesses are responsible for conditions like autism - is leading to exactly what doctors have always said it would.

The good news for Treasure Valley parents is that local schools have pretty high rates of children being up-to-date on their MMR shots. Before mass vaccination, 400 to 500 people in the US died of the measles every year. Symptoms can start like any other really bad cold: "a cough, runny nose, not feeling very well, red eyes", he says. They can die from pneumonia or encephalitis - brain swelling - brought on by the measles.

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You can catch measles from an infected person as early as four days before he or she has a rash and for up to four days after the rash appears.

People may have been exposed to the disease at about four dozen locations, including Portland International Airport and a Portland Trail Blazers game, officials said. And the worst part of the measles outbreak would be that this virus is deadly for the majority of newborns and individuals with a weak immune system.

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