The Ohio Department of Health has announced that they have witnessed a few cases of measles. Doctor Amy Acton has strongly recommended to all the residents of the states to get the required vaccinations.
It has been reported that the first measles patient was a young adult who traveled from a stark country near Cleveland. Ohio has a number of visitors from other countries thereby the country has witnessed several cases of the disease occasionally.
However, before this report, the last case was reported in the year 2007. Out of fifty approximately, Twenty-eight states have reported about the measles cases already. The states have the fear of a serious measles outbreak.
— Dr. Sean Gallagher (@TheKidKidDoc) July 12, 2019
The reports reveal that most of the measles patients were either travelers or un-vaccinated. Before 2019, the last serious measles outbreak was in the year 2014. There were more than three hundred cases of measles in Ohio in 2014.
What is measles?
Measles is a disease which is caused because of a virus called the Rubeola. Since it is an infectious disease, it spreads through the air. It is a communicable disease. Hence an infected individual facilitates it while coughing or perhaps sneezing.
The return of #measles – a vanquished disease – reflects historical amnesia, declining faith in institutions, and a troubling lack of concern for the public good. https://t.co/Kqhs0yJxmw #publichealth
— Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (@RSTMH) July 9, 2019
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms vary from person to person according to their immunity and extent of the disease. However, there are some common symptoms that include;
- Rashes or tiny red spots
- High fever
- Runny nose
- Significant loss of appetite
- Red and watery eyes
- ear infections
You may observe rashes on the face and neck. They may slowly increase. Again, the extent varies from person to person. The rashes may last for about five to six days.
There are some cases, in which only some of these symptoms are observed while in some cases even more severe complications are observed.
Ohio has its first confirmed case of the #measles in the midst of the largest outbreak in 25 years. Here’s what to know about measles and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. https://t.co/lw4WupQx3Z pic.twitter.com/W1wMxTtJQx
— The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (@OSUWexMed) July 12, 2019
What to do?
First of all, you do not need to panic at all. The most important thing you can do right now is to get yourself and your family vaccinated. Prevention is always better than cure.
Vaccination can save lives. It is both safe and effective. Children and adults can save themselves with this simple and accessible solution.
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