Fourth measles case reported by Maryland health department

Children usually get their first dose of the measles vaccination at one year then a second dose at age six

In 2000, health officials declared measles eliminated in the United States, thanks to the widespread introduction of a vaccine developed in 1968 and still used today.

A new global report by the World Health Organisation has revealed that cases of measles have risen to 300 per cent globally, causing over 100,000 deaths annually.

Measles cases in Maryland have been localized to a small geographic area within zip codes 21208, 21209 and 21215. However, it serves as a reminder for all Iowans to ensure their vaccinations are up-to-date.

The measles virus is highly contagious and can stay airborne or live on surfaces for up to two hours.

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, a measles outbreak is defined as three or more cases. The CBS report says that one man traveled from NY and infected 38 people in MI, which began the outbreak there.

It's not all that unusual for a case of measles to pop up in the state. Almost two-thirds of all cases have been in the state of NY, and 85% of the latest week's cases came from the state.

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Health authorities do not suspect that the woman spread the potentially fatal virus to anyone else aboard the flight, CNN reported Wednesday.

While the MMR vaccine is the safest and most effective method of preventing measles, it is only 97 percent effective, so population-wide immunity is a key component to protecting our most at risk New Yorkers from measles.

Health officials are urging parents to get their young children vaccinated before traveling for the Passover and Easter holidays. Most of the NY cases have been unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities.

For more information about measles visit york.ca/health or contact York Region Public Health's measles information line at 1-877-464-9675 ext.

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic say every healthy person age one and older should receive the vaccine. Outbreaks are also occurring internationally. People recently infected with measles may not have any symptoms of illness, but can transmit the virus for about five days before the typical measles rash appears.

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