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Q&A: With measles on the rise, vaccine is still best defense

As many as one out of every 20 children with measles gets pneumonia, the most common cause of death from measles in young children. Measles spreads so easily that if one person has it, 90 per cent of the people close to that person who are not vaccinated or otherwise immune will also become infected. Would you vaccinate your child for her own health and the health of our community?

This study showed that travel from countries such as India, China, Mexico, Japan, Ukraine, Philippines, and Thailand appear to pose the greatest measles risk.

Already, there have been more than 700 cases of the viral and vaccine-preventable disease reported in the USA this year - a record high since it was eradicated in the country almost 20 years ago.

The province says there have been 29 verified cases of measles in B.C. since the start of the year, 10 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, nine in the Fraser Health Region, eight in the Island Health region and two in the Interior Health Region.

The health scare also pushed state legislators to tighten vaccine laws this session.

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"The vaccine avoidance problem is not limited to measles".

"These are really preventable outbreaks, and there's no reason we should be seeing measles outbreaks in the USA today", Gardner said.

Dr Bartone said the public health message to get vaccinated is still particularly relevant for those planning to travel to tourist hotspots in southeast Asia where Australians have been infected with measles.

Let's take care of ourselves and each other.

The MMR vaccine is very safe and effective. The CDC recommends children get the first dose at 12 to 15 months, and the second at 4 to 6 years old. In addition, medical and religious exemptions exist for attendance at the state's public or private schools or licensed day-care centres.

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The Oregon Legislature is considering an even tougher bill than Washington's, one that would eliminate all nonmedical exemptions. Offering the measles immunization catch-up program now will also help prepare parents for mandatory reporting of vaccination status, which is planned for fall 2019.

GSK Australia said its supply of Priorix Tetra and Priorix are in short supply this season, affected by the increase in demand following measles outbreak control programs in Australia. In the study, each county's at-risk ranking was derived from multiple factors, including global air travel, county population, the incidence rate of measles outbreaks and the number of non-medical vaccine exemptions reported in that county.

Adalja says you can be tested for immunity: "There is a way of checking".

Clark County public health director Alan Melnick is hopeful Washington can continue to move forward on enforcing stricter laws for child school-required vaccinations and improving public awareness of the issue.

"We understand there is a convergence of global visitors where measles around the world is very active and of course they're coming to our attractions and theme parks", said Kent Donahue, from the Florida Department of Health. Some people are unable to receive certain vaccines: they might have failed to respond to a vaccine or might be susceptible for other reasons.

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