of the woods for one outbreak," said Jane Zucker, MD, the assistant commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The city saw 26 measles cases in Brooklyn this spring in an outbreak officials believe centered on a public school and a wedding.
two week period to pass before officially declaring the outbreak over.
Wilma J. Wooten, MD, a public health officer for the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, said officials there wound up quarantining 71 children during an outbreak that sickened 12 people in February.
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The measles vaccine was first approved in 1963. Before that, the disease struck hundreds of thousands of people per year. Approximately 500 deaths were recorded in 1958, Zucker said.
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"We do need to maintain a high level of suspicion and really stay on alert," Zucker told reporters Monday.
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Overcoming Measles MythAll of the cases in the recent outbreaks were in children or adults who had incomplete vaccinations or no vaccinations at all against measles, officials said.
Measles symptoms typically take nearly two weeks (10 12 days) to appear after infection occurs. One two week "incubation period" has passed with no related new cases in New York. But Zucker said experts are waiting for a second Air Max Blue And Orange
"The perception that measles is not a serious disease still persists. So overcoming that belief was a challenge," said Wooten. While families in San Diego voluntarily cooperated with quarantine requests, some continued to go out in public instead of staying completely isolated at home, she said.
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