Posted at 17:00 ET, 9 November 2018
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Chris Brown, [email protected]
In the Rookland measles outbreak, the Department of Health increases the number of schools affected by vaccination procedures and the number of vaccinated students who will need to be kept at home.
All schools in New Ply Village and any school with MMR vaccination of less than 80 percent will have to stay at home for up to 21 days in the area affected by an outbreak (Spring Valley and Monsey) since the last confirmed Rockland bite.
This is much more limited than the elimination of primary schooling, which required schools with less than 70% MMR vaccination rates.
These changes are affected by nine schools, so the total number affects 34 schools.
From Friday night 55 confirmed rubble cases with nine suspected cases investigated by the Department of Regional Health.
The question of whether this order affects your child's school can be sent to the Health Ministry's Health Information on measles hotline at 888-364-4837.
Health Department recommendations
People are considered to be protected or immune to measles if they have had a doctor or a patient approved mask or have a good test of immunity. Those born before 1957, and those who have received two doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, are also considered immune.
However, there is a very small possibility that they can still get measles in the outbreak of this disease, but in a much less serious case and much less likely to spread to others, according to the Rockland County Health Department.
Anyone who is not sure if they have immune to measles should contact their healthcare provider. Generally, everyone who is four years of age and older requires two MMR doses of the vaccine, unless there is a contraindication (for medical reasons, to avoid receiving the vaccine).
Two MMR vaccine doses can provide 97% protection against measles. Generally, the first dose of MMR vaccine should be administered between the ages of 12 and 15 months and the second dose should be between four and six years old (school age), although individuals may also be vaccinated later in life.
However, since there is a outbreak of measles in the area of Rockland, the Roccel Area Health Department is currently recommending that MMR vaccine be given to children from 6 months to 11 months of age.
They will still have to receive the vaccine at the age of 12-15 and again at 4-6 years of age; However, the acquisition of MMR vaccine will now help them to protect against measles. Therefore, all 6 months old children or adults who have not received their first MMR vaccine should now receive their first MMR vaccine.
Also, children from 1 to 3 years of age who have already received their first MMR vaccine must now obtain a second MMR vaccine for as long as 28 days have elapsed since the first MMR vaccine. This second MMR vaccine will be included in the school record.
In New York, children in schools, day care facilities and pre-school children need immunization against measles. Since August 1990 college students have to show immunity against measles.
There are currently no MMR clinics in Rockland County Health Department. In order to receive the MMR vaccine dose, residents are advised to visit a local healthcare provider.
What is a bait?
- Mass is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that spreads in direct contact with the nasal or throat secretion of the infected person.
- Bait can be dangerous, especially for infants and young children, as this can lead to pneumonia, brain damage, deafness and death.
- People who are at high risk of complications when they get measles are non-immunized pregnant women, as well as those who have immunodeficiency or immune suppression (if your body is not able to fight the disease).
- About one in four persons receiving measles will be hospitalized.
- Symptoms include fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis (red watery eyes) or runny nose.
- People are considered infectious from four days four days after the onset of rash.
- Symptoms usually occur within 10-12 days after exposure, but may occur for 7 days and 21 days after exposure.
Get the information
Visitors can get more information about bait www.health.ny.gov/publications/2170.pdf and by calling the Infertility Information Line of the National Health Department (888) 364-4837.
- The Health Department asks all healthcare providers to report all possible measles cases to workers in the Rockland County Health and Communicable Disease Program by calling 0845-364-2997 during normal working hours or 845-364-8600 after hours / weekends.
- Healthcare providers can call this number for additional information.
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