Published: Thu, August 16, 2018
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

"Missouri is one of the states where there have been cases of measles".

Kids typically get the first shot at one and get a second shot before entering kindergarten, but if you're not sure of your immunization status, doctors say you can get a booster shot at any age.

There were three reported cases of the measles in CT this year. Travelers with measles are capable of bringing it into the U.S. It is likely that the number of cases in 2018 will be much more than that. Of those, 338 were connected to a single large outbreak.

What should you know about measles? The symptoms are then followed by a rash that appears on a person's face and then spreads downward to the neck, arms, legs and feet.

"About 3 out of 100 people who get two doses of MMR vaccine will get measles if exposed to the virus", the agency notes. These patients also may have similar symptoms to those who are suffering from measles: fevers, a cough, and a variable rash that can take on many different appearances. In 2016, 86 people from 19 states had measles.

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The incidences of measles has dropped dramatically since the introduction of a live vaccine in 1963, the CDC said.

Your child can still get measles in the U.S.

What is the treatment for measles? People with the disease can remain contagious for up to four days.

Measles is one of the leading causes of death for children, according to the World Health Organization, which estimates that 450 die each day worldwide due to the illness.

"The best protection against measles is MMR vaccine". The CDC didn't say how many of those cases were in Kansas.

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