Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Measles Outbreak In Rockland County Is Getting Worse

Samantha Long | 03 November, 2018, 06:01

The Measles patient in Lakewood tells TLS he found out from the media that his Measles case was confirmed. So far, there have been 40 confirmed cases, and most of those affected are children.

If you visited AFC Urgent Care at 1667 E. Main St. Duncan, SC on Sunday, Oct. 14 between 9 a.m. and noon or MEDcare Urgent Care at 301 E. Wood St. Spartanburg, SC on Saturday, Oct. 27 between 4 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., please contact the Spartanburg County Health Department at 864-596-3337.

In addition, ALL schools within the Village of New Square and any school with less than a 70% MMR vaccination rate within the geographical area affected by the measles outbreak (Spring Valley, Monsey) will be required to keep un- or under-vaccinated students home until 21 days have passed since the last confirmed measles case in Rockland.

Tuesday, November 6, from 1 p.m.to 6 p.m.at the Darden Center in Spring Valley.

Individuals are considered protected or immune to measles if they have had physician or provider-confirmed measles or have a lab test confirming immunity.

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The NASA's Parker Solar Probe Spacecraft made the closest ever approach of a man-made spacecraft to the sun on Monday, Oct. 29. It is assumed that the probe Parker get seven times closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft previously going person.

The county and a partnering health clinic have administered 2,100 vaccines for the potentially deadly disease since the outbreak began.

All three cases are children who are unvaccinated, not of school age and do not attend daycare. Infants who get one dose of MMR vaccine before their first birthday should get two more doses (one dose at 12 through 15 months of age and another dose separated by at least 28 days). It can cause serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain).

The infected individuals were exposed to the highly contagious viral disease while traveling overseas.

A document with information on what to do if you've been exposed to measles is available here. The initial symptoms of measles include fever, cough, and runny nose. People are considered infectious from four days before to four days after the appearance of the rash. This will help to prevent others at these facilities from being exposed to the illness.

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