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Fourth measles case reported by Maryland health department

Fourth measles case reported by Maryland health department

Almost one in three measles patients will develop ear infections, diarrhea or pneumonia and the disease is fata in about 1 of every 1,000 cases. Illinois is included in the list of states that have reported cases, with seven cases being reported on the Illinois Department of Public Health's website.

"Here we have measles back nationally in nearly 600 cases, and that's just unheard of", Hughes said.

Measles' extreme contagiousness is due in part to the fact that once it is launched into the air from a cough or sneeze it can remain airborne and infectious for up to two hours.

"Spring travel and attending large-scale events, especially in places with ongoing outbreaks, can increase your chances of exposure to measles", the County department said in a statement.

The measles, mumps, rubella vaccine is administered as a two-dose vaccine series that effectively protects against all three viruses.

The Florida Department of Health says that symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and rash.

"You get a rash that starts on the head then it goes to the trunk of the body and it goes to the feet, a really red rash", explained Anthea Mickens, Nursing Director with the Youngstown Health Department.

The group most afflicted by the disease are children from the Orthodox Jewish community.

As long as you've been vaccinated, there's nothing that you need to do about the situation. Because the disease is not being continuously transmitted it is declared eliminated even though there are sporadic outbreaks around the country.

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Rabbi Yitzchok Neger, one of the managers of the Passover program at the Wyndham Golf Resort in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, said he was "pretty confident we don't have any virus or contagious situation where we are, with the guests we have". Anyone who has these symptoms should contact his or her healthcare provider. Health officials said they are directly notifying people who may have been exposed at additional locations.

Measles can be prevented with MMR vaccine. The vaccine is recommended for children at 12 months of age, and the second vaccination is typically given at 4 to 6 years of age.

We are not sure if the case involves a child or an adult.

What about measles and adults?

It's a severe disease, but why is it so risky?

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic say every healthy person age one and older should receive the vaccine.

Women should not get the vaccine if they are already pregnant or if they plan to get pregnant within three months after getting the vaccine. "Call your health care provider to check your immunization status and schedule your vaccine if you haven't had one".

The measles vaccine became available in 1963, but many adults may not be completely certain if they received both shots as a kid. Public Health clinics offer no or low-priced immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.