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State health department confirms Indiana’s first measles case of 2019

State health department confirms Indiana’s first measles case of 2019

And they warn the public, and in this case, officials say others in the Baltimore region may have been exposed.

ISDH is also consulting with public health officials in MI and Texas because the investigation has found risk of exposure in those states as well.

"We know that you need about 95 per cent of your population to be ammune to measles, to be vaccinated, [in order] to prevent spread, and we are very very close to that", she said. It is the highest number the state has seen since 1991 when 65 cases were reported. They offer vaccines during the week at their offices in Southfield and Pontiac and will also be hosting a vaccination clinic on April 4 at Young Israel of Oak Park from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

As of March 28, there have been 387 confirmed cases of the potentially serious illness this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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WBUR: What You Should Know About Measles, After A Case Confirmed In Mass. A single dose of measles vaccine protects about 95 percent of children, but after two doses, nearly 100 percent are immune. Symptoms usually begin a couple of weeks after exposure, ranging from 10 to 18 days afterward, and they tend to be non-specific at first, including a fever, runny nose and red, watery eyes.

A special measles vaccination clinic is scheduled Saturday in Oakland County after cases continue to climb there, state health leaders said Friday, April 5. The fever increases and can get as high as 105 degrees. The rash usually starts a few days after onset of illness. After about five days, the rash fades in the same order in which it appeared. Because it is so easily spread, a single case is considered an outbreak. The virus can live in droplets in the air up to two hours after an infected person has coughed or sneezed.

Medical systems in many countries remain too weak to vaccinate enough children year after year to wall out the virus. If you believe that you have measles, you should isolate yourself by staying home and avoid all contact with unimmunized persons. If your child received an immunization consent package but has documented measles vaccine elsewhere, please include this information on the immunization consent form in the space provided.