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State trims count of measles case

State trims count of measles case

Orange County Health Department reports NYC resident with measles was at Woodbury Common on March 31 - The Orange County Department of Health is advising of a New York City resident with confirmed measles visited Woodbury Common Premium Outlets on Sunday, March 31.

On Tuesday, April 9, Bill de Blasio, the Mayor of New York City, publicly acted in response to the 285 measles cases that have been reported since October of 2018. Four out of five people who came down with measles were never vaccinated, the Rockland County Health Department reported.

In addition, the health order says unvaccinated individuals living in those ZIP codes who may have been exposed to measles will be required to receive the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine in order to protect others in the community and help curtail the ongoing outbreak.

The CDC states there are current outbreaks in Rockland County in New York and New York City, Washington, Santa Cruz County in California, Butte County in California, New Jersey and MI.

Lan City Hand Pulled Noodle, 2612 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, from 6 to 10 p.m. April 2. Experts note that reactions to vaccines can sometimes resemble the disease itself, but cannot result in transmission of the disease, since the disease itself is not present.

Mani Osteria and Bar, 341 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. April 4.

Encore Records, 417 E Liberty Street, Ann Arbor on April 4, Noon to 3 p.m.

Asian Legend, 516 E William Street, Ann Arbor on April 5, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Walgreens Pharmacy, 317 S. State St., Ann Arbor, from 9:30 p.m. April 5 to midnight April 6.

Global measles cases 'up 300% year-on-year'
Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S.in 2000 thanks to the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine. Measles can also cause pregnant women to give birth prematurely or have a low-birth-weight baby.

CVS Pharmacy, 209 S State Street, Ann Arbor from April 5 at 9:30 p.m.to April 6 at Midnight.

CVS Pharmacy, 1700 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, from 10 a.m.to noon April 6.

Michigan Flyer-AirRide bus from 3:15 to 6 p.m. April 6.

"Since then [an outbreak in October], there have been additional people from Brooklyn and Queens who were unvaccinated and acquired measles while in Israel".

"If you think you or someone in your family may have measles, stay at home and phone your doctor to alert them of your symptoms and allow them to make arrangements to assess you safely and without infecting other people, or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice".

Measles is extremely contagious disease that can be risky, especially for babies and young children. It can cause a high fever, a severe rash and brain swelling (encephalitis).

Symptoms usually start within seven to 14 days after exposure.

Symptoms include a fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis (reddened eyes) and/or runny nose. In February, the department increased the recommended MMR vaccine dose for children between ages 6 months and 11 months who live in Williamsburg and Borough Park. Unvaccinated individuals may dial 311 to get a list of providers that offer MMR vaccines with minimal to low cost.