Vancouver Coastal Health confirms a second case of measles in the city

Measles outbreaks are the fault of anti-vaxxers, says World Health Organization

Health officials say the second case was contracted locally, while the first case was contracted overseas. It remains a major cause of death among young children despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.

The first case, acquired overseas, was confirmed on Saturday but past the point of being infectious.

In a statement on Wednesday, DoH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said they are working with various other departments and local government units (LGU) for measles prevention. "We would be much less concerned about it if we knew exactly where it came from".

In Toronto, public health authorities last week warned that some travellers through Pearson International Airport on January 27 may have been exposed to measles.

The bottom line is whatever recklessly illogical "philosophy" you may have against getting vaccinated is uneducated and perilous to society. "The first case in OR had few public exposure sites".

In addition, it can be spread through sharing food and drinks and kissing. Complications can include inflammation of the brain, convulsions, deafness, brain damage and even death.

Symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes, followed a few days later by a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the chest. This most definitely includes refusing to vaccinate your child for a hazardous disease that should have always been eradicated.

But, a measles vaccination should not be given to a pregnant woman due to risks to the baby.

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Infections have been reported in some of the poorest and most densely-populated regions of the country including Metro Manila, which is home to 12 million people.

People born before 1994 or who grew up outside of B.C. may need a second dose.

Now state health officials are urging people in Pennsylvania to make sure they are up-to-date on immunizations.

The World Health Organization named "vaccine hesitancy" one of its top 10 threats to global health in 2019.

In Western Visayas, the DoH-Center for Health Development regional office (DoH-CHD 6) said 359 suspected measles cases have been recorded since the declaration of the nationwide outbreak. People who have never received a measles vaccine are susceptible to the disease, which can be deadly. The state's immunization program provides mandatory vaccines for free. But Ontario and New Brunswick require proof of immunization for children and adolescents to attend school, according to Immunize Canada.

In the USA, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have laws that require children entering childcare or public schools to have certain vaccinations. Parents in OH schools can opt out of exemptions for medical, religious, or philosophical reasons.

"Reported measles cases spiked on the first quarter (of 2018) that prompted the agency to conduct Outbreak Response Immunization (ORI) that year", she said.

The 10 states with reported measles cases are: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. The Palace instructed DOH to take "more aggressive action" in its fight against the measles scourge.

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