CDC monitoring measles cases in 21 states, including North Carolina

CDC monitoring measles cases in 21 states, including North Carolina

Health officials are continuing to monitor a measles outbreak impacting 21 states, including MI.

Some 107 people in The U.S. have contracted the measles thus far in 2018, according to the CDC.

The CDC says most people who get measles in the USA did not receive the Mumps - Measles - Rubella vaccine.

In 2017, 118 people were reported to have measles nationwide.

But health officials warn we are on track for a more infectious year than usual, with cases cropping up from coast to coast.

But that is no longer the case, which is why the state is urging people to stay up-to-date on the recommended vaccines.

Symptoms typically appear 10-14 days after initial exposure and will last 7-10 days.

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Measles is highly contagious and is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing. The rash has a particular name: "morbilliform", meaning "measles-like", and begins as flat red spots or bumps which come together in large reddish areas.

In new Jersey reports about the threat of Contracting measles were reported in may of this year.

It causes fever, dry coughs, sore throats, and a skin rash.

Measles cases continue to pop up in the United States.

How can you avoid getting measles?

If you think your child has the measles, keep them home from school and contact your doctor immediately. Yet one or two out of every 1,000 children who get measles will die from complications, according to the CDC. The CDC says more than 100 people are reported to have the virus.

"The best protection against measles is MMR vaccine".

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