Measles Cases

There are now 314 confirmed cases of measles in 15 states, with six states reporting measles outbreaks; according to the latest data for 2019 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The situation is severe enough in New York’s Rockland County, a suburb of New York City, that an emergency effective today with 155 confirm cases; so according to the local health department.
Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It remains an important cause of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine. Under the Global Vaccine Action Plan, measles and rubella are target for elimination in five WHO Regions by 2020. WHO is the lead technical agency responsible for coordination of immunization so surveillance activities supporting all countries to achieve this goal.

Mumps rubella vaccination

Rockland County executive Ed Day declare the countywide state of emergency; which is to include anyone less than 18 years of age who is unvaccinated against the measles. They are barre from public places until this declaration expires in 30 days or until they receive the measles mumps rubella vaccination.
Most of these cases (82%) are people who are not vaccinate against measles and most are individuals age4 to 18 years (46%) and younger children age are 1 to 3 years (24%); so many of them concentrated in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, where vaccination rates are far below the average.
In neighboring New York City, as of March 27, there have been 214 confirm cases of measles; so in Brooklyn and Queens since October. Most of these cases also involve members of an Orthodox Jewish community. The initial child with measles was not vaccinate and acquire measles on a visit to Israel, where a large outbreak was occurring.

Patient with international travel

States that report measles cases to the CDC besides New York are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. The six outbreaks (define as three or more cases) report so far this year in the United States; which include along with Rockland County and New York City the four states of California, Illinois, Texas, and Washington.
As of March 22, Washington State reports 74 cases of measles; 73 in Clark County (most in children aged 1 to 10 years; 63 not vaccinated) and one in King County (a man in his 50s who travel to Clark County). Texas has 14 confirm cases of measles as of March 21 and Illinois has six cases. In California, there are seven confirm measles cases as of March 22, including one outbreak of three cases link to a patient with international travel.
The CDC advises anyone traveling internationally to be vaccinate against measles before leaving. The 314 measles cases and six outbreaks report to the CDC through March 21, 2019, compare with 372 cases; also 17 outbreaks reported in all of 2018. In 2000, the CDC declare that the disease had in the United States.