Measles has been rising in Clark County due to the variety of reasons, and this surge has become so hard to handle. Till now more than 159 cases have been reported in the ten states. But it is less than the earlier stats as last year 372 cases were reported. UNICEF director Henrietta H. Fore said “This is a wake-up call. We have a safe, effective and inexpensive vaccine against a highly contagious disease—a vaccine that has saved almost a million lives every year over the last two decades.”
Ukraine has reported the highest number of cases of measles from 2017-2018. “These cases haven’t happened overnight. Just as the serious outbreaks we see today took hold in 2018, lack of action today will have disastrous consequences for children tomorrow,” She added, “Almost all of these cases are preventable, and yet children are getting infected even in places where there is simply no excuse. Measles may be the disease, but, all too often, the real infection is misinformation, mistrust, and complacency. We must do more to accurately inform every parent, to help us safely vaccinate every child.”
Yemen, Philippines, Brazil, and Venezuela are also in the highest risk countries in case of measles with the 6641, 13192, 10262, 4,916 respectively. “They want to say people are dying of measles,’ Texas state Representative Bill Zedler told the Texas Observer. “Yeah, in third-world countries they’re dying of measles. Today, with antibiotics and that kind of stuff, they’re not dying in America,” he added.
Measles can be fatal, and the cases become worse as the symptoms are not seen until 10-12 days of the infection. Symptoms generally are high fever, rashes or headache. It is a highly contagious disease and can be transmitted to each other by the droplets from mouth, nose, throat of the infected person. Deaths by measles have been significantly increased.