Thursday, May 9, 2019

What Cause Measles Outbreak Recently?

A measles infection (Image from patch.com/Shutterstock) 

It was surprising that within four months, January to April, there were about 704 individual cases of measles in the US from 22 states. This is a big number since the US declared that measles was eliminated in 2000 (CDC, 2019).

What is Measles?

Measles is a disease that caused by virus (family Paramyxoviruses). Measles virus causes the potentially serious infection. This disease is characterized by fever and maculopopular rash or rubeola, and it's more severe than rubella. This disease is super contagious and highly transmissible disease. The transmission of measles is by inhalation of large droplets aerosols from the infected person. 

What are the symptoms of the measles?

The initial symptoms
During the early phase, between one and four days, the symptoms develop an upper respiratory, such as runny nose and hacking cough, and also pink eye (conjunctiva). Sometimes, the symptoms will not shown until one or two week, so that the person does not know that she/he already get contagious.

Koplik Spots
Two or three days after initial symptoms, the small spots with white in the centers appear in the inside of the cheek or soft palate. These spots look like grain of salt with red color as their background (reddish halo). Their size are very small, about 1 or 2 mm. Koplik's spots also can appear on the conjunctiva, and vaginal mucosa. These red spots lesions can last for one or two days. See the picture below.


Koplik 's Spots or small red spots in the soft palate mucosa
(CDC/ Heinz F. Eichenwald, MD )


The measles rash.
Within 12 or 24 hours after the Koplik's Spots are shown, the rash or skin eruptions of measles will appear starting below the ear and spread over the body. After one or two day the rash can cover all around the body surfaces. When the rash is appearing, usually the fever is high.

The complications from rubeola could be very serious. It can cause ear infections, broncho-pneumonia, croup, and also inflammation in the brain. 

The person who never get vaccine measles and the person who has problem with immune system, they are in high risk to get contagious of measles virus. To prevent from the infection of measles, the series of shot measles vaccine are required. The vaccine is live vaccine that combine with Rubella and Mumps (MMR). 

59 comments:

  1. Si tienes razón uno se debe vacunar. Te mando un beso

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    1. Yes, we can prevent by a shot of vaccine

      Thanks

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    2. Appreciate....
      What Cause Measles Outbreak Recently?
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      A measles infection (Image from patch.com/Shutterstock)

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      It was surprising that within four months, January to April, there were about 704 individual cases of measles in the US from 22 states. This is a big number since the US declared that measles was eliminated in 2000 (CDC, 2019).

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  3. Que fea enfermedad. Muy buena información sobre ella.....saludos amiga.

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  4. I am also a proponent of vaccines - especially at a young age.

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    1. Yes, we prevent this disease by vaccine and booster

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      What Cause Measles Outbreak Recently?
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      Measles is a disease that caused by virus (family Paramyxoviruses). Measles virus causes the potentially serious infection. This disease is characterized by fever and maculopopular rash or rubeola, and it's more severe than rubella. This disease is super contagious and highly transmissible disease. The transmission of measles is by inhalation of large droplets aerosols from the infected person.

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  5. Blogwalking here, im followed :D

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  6. Thank you, Evi, for visiting and commenting on my blog. I will follow you from now on. Your blog is very interesting and different from any I have visited.

    Have a great day, Evi.

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  7. i think anti-vaxxers should read this!

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  8. Dobry artykuł! Jestem za szczepieniami,a teraz wymyśla się cuda,żeby dzieci nie szczepić,a nie widzi się zagrożeń!
    Pozdrawiam

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    1. Indeed, Vaccine can prevent children from measles' infection

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  9. I had measles when I was young and it was a lousy time.

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    1. I'm sorry, but now you become immune to measles...=D

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  10. Interesting infos in here, I 've never had it thankfully, but it is scary! Grear blog, love your posts, I am following , greetings from Poland ☺☺

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  11. Very interesting information. Everybody, should know it. XOXO

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  12. Hi Evi interesting information,we have had an out break near us ,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

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    1. Thank you my sweet friend

      Have a wonderful week end

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  13. Interesting informations.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kisses!

    galerafashion.com

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  14. Thanks for your information. Measles infection is very dangerous

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    1. ThanksWithin 12 or 24 hours after the Koplik's Spots are shown, the rash or skin eruptions of measles will appear starting below the ear and spread over the body.

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  15. A pesar de las ciencias,los humanos somos los menos protegidos de la creación

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  16. Warto wiedzieć i niewątpliwie warto się szczepić.
    Serdecznie pozdrawiam.

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  17. Interesting post! When I was a child, I was sick with measles! I support preventive vaccinations!
    Have a happy weekend !

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    1. I am sorry, and you immune to measles now..=)

      You have a wonderful day!

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  18. Very interesting, vaccines are really important and everyone should read this.
    xx

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  19. Nice post, i feel sad coz my kid hasn't got the MMR vaccine yet :(

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    1. Never late to get vaccine. MMR vaccine can protect the kids against measles, mumps, and rubella.

      Enjoy your day!

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  20. Thanks for sharing this information.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  21. uh it looks horrible, but you write well about such diseases - maybe it makes you think
    I'm vaccinated ☺
    greetings
    Lili

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    1. It does.

      Thank you for visiting this blog
      Have a fabulous day!

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    2. weeeee muantep artikelle....
      Maturnuwun nduk cah ayu.........

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  22. Hi! Very interesting post. It´s a very big problem in our days. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice day!

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  23. People don't trust in medicine nowadays because pharma companys ruin the reputation of good health care. So parents don't vaccinate their children because they think they prevent them from damage. Children can handle childhood diseases that's why they got this name. But children became adults and then childhood diseases are fatally. Here in Europe people are tired of immunisation so it comes that diseases which are thought eliminated arises again. It is good to talk about the subject and people should learn and think it over.
    Have a nice day.

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