March 7, 2014 The Orange County Health Care Agency has confirmed five cases of measles in Orange County in the last nine weeks, which is consistent with an increase seen throughout California. read more
Increases in cases in the U.S. serve as a reminder that all Orange County residents should make sure they are up-to-date on their measles vaccinations (usually given as MMR). To see if you need measles vaccine, see the CDC recommendations.
Measles is very contagious. It is spread mainly through respiratory droplets from infected people. Infected people are most contagious from about 4 days before their rash starts until 4 days afterwards. Routine measles vaccination of children in the U.S. has made measles a rare disease in the U.S. However, measles is still seen in this country, usually associated with a visitor to the U.S. or a U.S. traveler returning from other countries.
Orange County Measles Advisory 1/3/2014 A recent case of measles in Orange County and increases in cases in the U.S. in 2013 highlight the ongoing risk of measles in the U.S. due to measles importations, and the need for clinicians to be aware of this disease and for the general public to be vaccinated routinely against measles.
Measles Health Advisory (adapted from CDPH) 5/5/11
Measles cases continue to be reported in California and nationally. Measles outbreaks are occurring in Europe, including a large outbreak in France. A recent measles case in Orange County resulted in exposure of many Orange County residents.
Fever and Rash?…Consider Measles
Measles cases continue to be identified in California in returning international travelers and their contacts. Measles is highly contagious.
Please protect patients, visitors, and staff!
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Recent cases of measles (rubeola) in Orange County and elsewhere in the United States highlight the ongoing risk of measles due to importations and rapid spread within susceptible subgroups of the U.S. population.
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