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Guenter Pfaff, chair of a WHO expert committee on measles in Europe, quoted by AP.
At the hospital, all personnel who have not been vaccinated against measles will be required to obtain the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang said.
If vaccination rates continue to decline, measles outbreaks may become even more frequent, a prospect the authors describe as "alarming." This is particularly confounding, they note, since measles is one of the most easily prevented contagious illnesses.
New York alone has been a hotbed of measles cases, whether it's been up in (https://www.ibtimes.com/measles-outbreak-2019-new-york-parents-suing-get-unvaccinated-kids-back-school-2775075) Rockland County or in one of New York City's boroughs.
Today, however, the United States and many other countries that had also eliminated the disease are experiencing concerning outbreaks of measles because of declines in measles vaccine coverage.
The measles immunization rate dropped to 40 percent after the vaccine scare that resulted from the controversy over the government's use of the dengue drug Dengvaxia, the DOH said.
This increases susceptibility to secondary infections, even two years after the attack, and increases childhood mortality rates from other causes following a measles outbreak.
The measles vaccination program was first introduced in Bhutan in 1979 and toddlers were vaccinated at nine months.
'The measles vaccine has been around for decades and has been proven safe and effective.
What has caused the measles outbreak in Metro Manila?
by Sheikha Al Maqhosi/ The Health Ministry has taken steps against measles and plans to eliminate the disease by 2020