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    Measles Virus In the 1800’s the measles was a very dangerous disease, and when people who come in contact with it will die, if they have never been exposed to the virus before. The measles is transmitted through the air. The way that the virus is transmitted is that infected droplets are released by coughing, sneezing, and by talking. When the infected droplets that contain the measles are in the air, they are taken into the body through the mouth, nose and eyes of the potential person that could

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    Vaccination and Measles

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    Melinda Gates said, "Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio" (Paulson, 2003) I can agree with that. After the birth of our first child, Paxton, my husband and I knew we wanted to do everything possible to protect our kids. Especially from diseases that are easily preventable and when there are vaccines readily available here in the United States. Living in the United States is truly a

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    need to get the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine, which prevents kids from getting Measles, Mumps, or Rubella (MMR). The vaccine is given to babies between 12-15 months, and is permanent. Measles is a disease that typically causes fever, coughs, running nose, pink eye, and a distinctive rash which are all bad and all can be prevented if parents get their children vaccinated. First of all the MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccine is highly fast and effective. Measles are very contagious

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    Measles Case Analysis

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    Epidemiological Determinants The Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It is then followed by a rash that spreads over the body, starting first on the face along the hairline. The infectious period of measles is 4 days before rash onset through 4 days after rash onset. The measles are a highly contagious virus that lives in the nose and throat mucus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. (WHO, 2016). The measles virus can remain airborne for

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    The Latin name for measles is rubeola. The pathogen which causes the disease is a paramyxovirus, which is one of a group of RNA (ribonucleic acid) viruses. Measles is a respiratory disease caused by a virus, and also comes out in a rash. The virus enters the body via the respiratory system, and grows in the cells at the back of the throat and in the cells that line the lungs, from there it then enters the blood stream and circulates the body. Common Symptoms Usually a person doesn’t start to

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    Measles Immunization According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one dose of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine (also known as the MMR vaccine) is enough to reduce the chances of being contaminated with measles by 93% percent. Vaccinations are important because it prevents illnesses caused by measles, lowers contamination rates and is overall generally safe for individuals to receive. Doctors Without Borders claimed measles to be a viral disease that is ”transmitted via droplets

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    Measles Outbreak: April-May 2013

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    MEASLES After three months hiatus in India, a traveler returns home to North Carolina in April 2013 to become the source of one of the few measles outbreaks in the United States since its eradication in 2000 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). The traveler had the typical symptoms of fever and rash. The signs and symptoms can include fever, runny nose, blotchy red and red-brown rash from head to neck to arms and feet. A cough, red watery eyes(conjunctivitis), malaise, and Koplik’s

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    Infected or Protected? Measles in the Magic Kingdom Over the last eight years, following Jenny McCarthy’s claim that vaccinations trigger Autism in children, the number of parents requesting exemptions for their children has increased by twenty percent (“Parents Throw Measles Parties”). The recent outbreak of the measles in one of the largest amusement parks in the country, Disneyland, which receives more than forty thousand visitors daily placed approximately ten percent of unvaccinated travelers

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    Rubella also commonly referred to as “German Measles” was previously believed to be a variation of measles until 1814 when it was first correctly indicated as a separate disease in German medical literature. Although the the rubella rash presents similar to the rash associated with measles, rubella is less severe and infectious. Rubella is distinguished by a red rash that first presents on the face and spreads to the trunk, arms, and legs and disappears in the same progression. The rash looks similar

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    effective at preventing diseases and deaths due to these illnesses. Measles vaccines were first available in 1963, but a stronger and better version of vaccine was introduced in 1968. Before the introduction of vaccines, 5 million Americans contracted measles yearly, about “400 to 500 people died, 48,000 were hospitalized, and 4,000 suffered encephalitis (swelling of the brain) from measles” (Citation). Nevertheless, the numbers of measles cases drastically declined after the introduction of vaccination

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