The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed two cases of measles in a suburb of Boston and issued a warning for other Framingham residents: You may be exposed to the highly contagious disease.
Those who were vaccinated as children are immune from the disease. But those who weren’t could see symptoms soon. Medical experts say it doesn’t take long for the disease to set in once the person’s been exposed. Watch out for symptoms such as cough, runny nose, pink eye, high fever and a rash covering the body.
NOT CONVINCED YET?
According to the California Department of Public Health, there are 15 reported cases of measles in California. The 15 cases in California have shown up in Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties. North of the Central Coast, cases have been documented in Contra Costa, Alameda and San Mateo counties.
The CDC says there are 20 million cases and more than 164,000 deaths each year worldwide from measles.
MORE TO COME
A case of measles has been confirmed in an Orange County NY now.
The measles’ confirmation comes just after California health officials reported up to 25 cases of paralysis in children due to a polio-like illness with similar symptoms.
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We have two options:
a) Either raise our kids in a bubble so that they are never exposed to such deadly killers
b) Immunize and protect them.
Source: Multiple including WashingtonTimes