Health authorities have indicated that most cases occur in unvaccinated people. Photo: Special
The state of Washington, USA, announced the state Sanitary emergency situations due to the outbreak of measles who have suffered about 30 people in a county with low vaccinations since January 1, local media reported today.
Washington Governor Jay Incles said in a statement that the outbreak that occurred in Clark County created an exceptional risk to public health which could spread throughout the region.
Emergency Statement rationalizes the use of all official resources to assist affected areas and facilitates the request for additional medical resources to other countries.
Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease, which can be fatal in young children, "Insule warned.
He noted that the measles vaccine is effective in preventing the disease when applied before exposure and should be taken proactive measures to administer it and others to prevent further spread of the disease, the governor said.
Sanitary authorities have indicated that most of the cases they occur in unvaccinated people.
However, they explained that the affected may have been exposed to the disease in more than three dozen crowded places, including Portland International Airport and well-known furniture and supply shops.
The measles is a highly contagious and potentially fatal infection It is more common in young children, although vaccination can be easily prevented.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned that despite the efforts over the past three decades, health authorities around the world have sent out to eradicate diseases for which there are vaccines such as polio and measles. and rubella, these they still pose a public health problem in many countries.