Measles Outbreak Reaches Pennsylvania, Possible Exposure In New Jersey, Health Officials Warn

Measles Outbreak Reaches Pennsylvania, Possible Exposure In New Jersey, Health Officials Warn

The woman recently traveled to Vietnam, which officials say is experiencing "widespread measles activity".

California health officials say a woman unknowingly infected with the measles went to the movies on the night of April 25.

Currently, the U.S.is in the middle of the worst measles outbreak since 1994, with 704 cases reported so far this year across 22 states.

Orange County officials warned Wednesday that a woman with measles may have exposed others in the region to the contagious disease. Those who have not had measles or the preventive vaccine are at higher risk after an exposure, and should talk with a health care provider about receiving a Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination.

The patient-a 20-something woman from Placentia-allegedly contracted the illness during global travel "to one of many countries now experiencing widespread" activity, according to the OC Health Care Agency (HCA).

Certainly, nobody who was going to check out a midnight showing of Avengers: Endgame was expecting to have to deal with a serious disease.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019: 2:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. For parents of young children, it's important to know the signs and make sure that the school/daycare you send them to asks for up-to-date medical records from parents.

Thanos has got nothing on measles.

The onset of symptoms for measles generally occurs one to two weeks after exposure and begins with symptoms common to a flu or cold: fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose.

"It spreads very easily by air and by direct contact with an infected person", she explained, "and is contagious from approximately four days before the rash appears through four days after the rash appears".

The woman reportedly caught the disease while traveling overseas in a country experiencing an outbreak. "'The MMR vaccine is a simple, low-priced and very effective measure to prevent the spread of this serious virus'".

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