ROCKLAND COUNTY, New York (WABC) –
Health officials have now confirmed 130 cases of measles in the Rockland area since October, as well as two possible cases of investigation.
These confirmed cases are common since the outbreak of the disease and not all are active cases.
Dr. Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced in November that all schools in the New Square village had to maintain vaccinations or inadequately vaccinated pupils' homes until 21 days since the last case of bait being approved in the district.
The same limitation applies to Spring Valley and Monsey schools with measles vaccination rates of less than 70 percent.
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The symptoms of measles are fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis or runny nose and may appear between 10 and 12 days after exposure.
The virus can remain in the air or on surfaces for up to two hours.
In order to prevent the spread of the disease, health care officials advise individuals who may be affected and have symptoms of measles before contacting their health care provider, local clinic, or local emergency department.
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The update of the Rockland area is that health officials continue to tear up the measles outbreak in the northwest of the United States.
There are 40 confirmed cases in the northwest, including 38 clusters in southwest Washington, one in Portland and one in Seattle. Thirteen additional suspected cases were reported on Wednesday, and some of them are likely to be confirmed, Melnick said.
Officials have not yet determined how the outbreak of measles began. The first patient was looking for medical care on 31 December, while other sick people might not have gone to the doctor or hospital, he said.
Of the confirmed cases in the northwest, the majority of patients were under 10 years of age and at least 34 patients were not immunized.
Last year, there were 17 outbreaks in the US and about 350 cases of measles, even without deaths.
Children receive the first vaccine from 12 to 15 months and the second vaccine from 4 to 6 years old.
Experts say that one vaccine provides 93% immunity to measles, and two frames provide 97% protection. The vaccine is less effective in patients less than one year old and is usually not given to infants.
A virus that spreads to cough or sneeze can stay in the air for up to two hours in an isolated room.
(Associated Press contributed to this report)
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