As recorded, 465 cases of Measles are witnessed by Federal Health officials. Apart from that, they have also notified that this number has been a staggering increase by 100 then last week.
During the year 2000, the health authorities in the US declared it as a ‘Measles free nation’. But, now the problem has again taken its wings. The total number of cases in 2004 was 667 but this grew drastically in 2019.
Those people who are known to be living in the states with no vaccinations or are unvaccinated have been the victims of this infectious disease. As the statistics state, the infection has 53 cases of children and 63 are of the elderly ones.
Some of the areas where these cases are spotted include California, Arizona, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Washington along with varied others. Since October 2018, the total number of Measles’ cases are 426 in the provinces of Brooklyn and Rockland County.
Rockland County has decided to ban unvaccinated people (under 18) from its public places. Also, it is indulged in providing free MMR vaccines to its citizens aged 6 months or more.
In the majority of the cases, Measles is not deadly however it can lead to brain swelling and also Pneumonia. This disease used to be a very common one in the bygone era, but thankfully it isn’t the same now. This is due to the facilitation of the MMR vaccine since 1963.
Much before the availability of the MMR vaccine, the US used to experience more than 500,000 cases annually. On comparing the number of cases since 2016, they have elevated at around 30% all across the globe.