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What can we learn from the Measles Outbreak of 2015?

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Date: August 29th, 2016

Measles make a Comeback

In December of 2014, people at Disneyland did not know that they were being exposed to the measles, or to rubeola. Within a couple of weeks the people who were at the Disney California Adventure, and were not vaccinated for the measles, were starting to break out with the tell-tale red rash that we all recognize as being a symptom of the airborne illness.
From the first of January until the end of February, more than one hundred and seventy confirmed cases of the measles were reported to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. People from more than seventeen states were at the Disney Park that day and they carried back the serious illness when they traveled backing home.

How did this happen?

In an age where we all thought that the measles had been basically wiped out people wonder how did an outbreak manage to happen, and manage to spread so far, so fast?
There are a great number of people who do not have their children vaccinated for illnesses like the measles. These people refuse vaccinations because of religious convictions and some because they fear the side-effects of the vaccine, and some because they have forgotten what devastating effects the measles, mumps, rubeola, and other diseases like them could have.
Who is at risk of catching the measles?
Any person that has never been vaccinated for the measles will stand a ninety percent chance of contracting the illness if they are exposed to it. Pregnant women stand a risk of going into premature labor if they contract the measles. Some adults who are not up to date on their vaccinations will be able to contract the disease.

What are the Symptoms of the measles?

Most people who have the measles will run a high fever, they have a cough, they get reddened and watery eyes, and they often have a cough, and the obvious red rash that starts in the hot spots on the body and spreads to cover the body, and can break out inside the mouth and internally. Inside the mouth, the rash appears as white spots.
Measles can cause people to have other complications that can prove to be deadly. The biggest complications that cause the most problems with people who have the measles are pneumonia, severe diarrhea, and an inflammation of the brain.

Treating the Measles

The only real treatment for the measles is for you to be vaccinated before you are exposed to the virus. If you are exposed and come down with measles after vaccination, you will likely have a very mild case, if you have never been vaccinated the measles may make you extremely sick.
There is no medicine that you can take to make the measles go away. The only thing you can do is treat the symptoms of the virus. Take fever reducers like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or naproxen, and avoid giving aspirin to children under three years of age.

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