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Symptoms of the measles include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a rash, and according to HealthLink BC, it can lead to encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that may cause seizures, hearing loss and brain damage.

"We're talking about 162 people that have been pulled from the agency away from their regular jobs to actually support this outbreak investigation".

According to Dr. Alan Melnick, director of public health for Clark County, Wash., an unvaccinated person can be in the room two hours after someone with measles has left, and still contract the disease.

Measles, which is spread through air-borne droplets after an infected person coughs or sneezes, can also be a killer.

In hopes of reducing the possibility of future outbreaks, lawmakers in Olympia have proposed two measures to tighten the personal or philosophical exemption used to excuse children from vaccines necessary for school entry.

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"If you feel you have been exposed to measles and have symptoms, call your doctor in advance of an appointment", Mema said.

Meanwhile, Clark County Public Health has spent about $500,000 responding to the measles outbreak, bringing the statewide total over $1 million, says Dr. Alan Melnick, the county's public health director.

Senator Many Pacquiao also joined in the DOH's own campaign #knockouttigdas regarding vaccination. The World Health Organization says there were 110,000 deaths from measles globally in 2017, majority children under age five.

Canada's top doctor is urging Canadians who haven't been vaccinated against measles to get their shots in the wake of a B.C. outbreak of the disease and the always present danger of cases being imported into the country by travellers. In 2015, an outbreak in the Lanaudière region affected 163 people.

Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but scattered outbreaks have occurred in recent years. "But I think we can do more".

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"The change in immunization schedule may have resulted in fewer opportunities to provide the second dose of MMR containing vaccine prior to the seventh birthday, explaining the drop in measles and mumps coverage in 2018", says the report. Since 2017, however, measles cases have inclined drastically. There is a number of individuals who are not open to the messages that we have to say because they're very set in their ways.

Preventable diseases like measles have a vaccination that is typically given to children in kindergarten.

It is recommended that babies get vaccinated against the disease when they are 12 months old.

The U.S.is also experiencing travel-related outbreaks, with 127 cases of measles confirmed in 10 states between January 1 and February 14, with Washington and NY states particularly hard hit by the disease, says a report by the Centers for Disease Control.

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