Stories tagged with: Measles

February 3, 2015 - 6:00pm
11 weeks 5 days ago

A disease that has been eradicated for 15 years now is making a comeback across the U.S.

According to Public Health Nurse Jamie Heinzeman, there are over 100 cases of measles as of now. It is highly contagious and can remain on a surface for up to two hours after a person has left the room. Symptoms include a rash that starts at the head and works its way down to the toes, tiredness, fever, and lack of appetite. Heinzeman said though there are over 14 states who have reported the...

April 29, 2014 - 6:03pm
51 weeks 5 days ago

The South East Ohio mumps outbreak has climbed to 288 cases, meanwhile another viral outbreak is just starting.

Twenty-one confirmed or probable cases of measles have appeared primarily in Knox county, with one confirmed and two possible cases in Coshocton county. The cases in Knox county stem from an un-vaccinated group who traveled to the Philippines and became infected by the virus.

"It's currently staying within the un-vaccinated population which is good," said...

April 20, 2012 - 4:22pm
3 years 1 week ago

Measles was all but eliminated in the United States.  Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that 2011 was the worst year for the infection in 15 years.

According to the CDC, there were 222 cases of measles last year, which is more than triple the number of cases in 2009 and 2010.  Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department said she's unaware of any measles cases in our area, but those who travel overseas are at a much...

May 6, 2011 - 6:17pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

An outbreak of Measles in Europe in leaving local health officials on high alert.

Reports show that nearly 6,500 have been detected in 33 countries. With so many Americans traveling internationally everyday, it could be brought back to the U.S. The disease is preventable. Those who are not vaccinated are at a greater risk for exposure.

"People forget how critical it is to get those vaccinations, they don't have that memory pushed of how bad it can be or a family member or a...

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