Measles case in El Paso brings about immediate action

Measles case in El Paso brings about immediate action

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A girl in her late 40’s and a toddler boy have examined constructive for measles and El Paso well-being officers are warning residents who could have come into contact with them.

In case you had been at these places and develop a fever and rash, it’s best to name your physician instantly, well being officers mentioned in an information launch.

“Measles is so contagious that someone who has the illness should expect that 90 percent of the people around them, who are not immune, may become infected,” said Bruce Parsons, Assistant Public Well being Director. “There’s a 9-day window of time, four days earlier than and four days after the onset of the rash the place the illness could be spread. This is why we want residents who might have unknowingly come into contact with these people to be particularly vigilant in figuring out any signs they could have.”

An investigation is being performed to find out if there’s a link between the two patients, the release mentioned.

“It ought to be noted that in El Paso, by the point children enter school in El Paso, 95.4% of the scholar population have been fully immunized with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. Two doses of this vaccine are 97% effective against measles.”

The last time measles was confirmed in El Paso was 1993 and the last time there was an outbreak was 1990.

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