"I mean, this is a lousy way to get vaccination rates up".
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The New York City measles outbreak continues to persist, with 67 confirmed cases of measles occurring between October and February 6, 2019.
Demand for measles vaccine has surged in the Washington county where the highly contagious virus is linked to more than 50 confirmed illnesses this year - including among people who had previously shunned the shots.
Meanwhile, Ukraine had the highest rate of measles cases in Europe, at 1,209 per one million population - 10 times the country's rate in 2017. However, there are 11 people who display symptoms of measles and are awaiting the results of blood work to confirm the diagnosis. A majority of those came from Clark County, home to Vancouver, where 51 cases have been confirmed since January 1.
And leading health officials are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated.
While families in Madagascar have difficulty accessing the measles vaccine, outbreaks in Europe and the US are often linked to vaccine hesitancy - the reluctance of parents to vaccinate their children because of unfounded fears about the treatment.
- One case of measles has been confirmed in Bell County.
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World Health Organization said the historic annual figure was three times higher than that of 2017 and 15 times greater than the record low reported in 2016.
But when children who are unvaccinated shop in the same stores and go to the same events as everyone else, that's when they can get exposed.
Kate Brown urged residents to get vaccinated Thursday as public health officials in OR and Washington reported a combined 56 confirmed cases of measles.
Dr. Alan Melnick, Public Health Director and Clark County Health Officer, said that two major factors are causing the outbreak. Of note, 2017 was also a record year for vaccination coverage when 90% of coverage for the second dose of the measles vaccine was achieved for the first time ever, according to WHO.
Statewide in Washington, orders for measles vaccine jumped about 30 percent in January compared with the same month previous year, climbing from 12,140 doses to 15,780 doses, figures showed.
Vaccination rates for measles, mumps and rubella in Ukraine fell sharply over a number of years during its conflict with Russian Federation, reaching 31% in 2016 - among the lowest in the world. Numerous articles these organizations produce closely resemble scientific articles, Melnick says.
And when it comes to combatting preventative diseases, the CDC says there are no alternatives to vaccination.