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State health department investigating possible case of measles in New Mexico – KOAT New Mexico

State health department investigating possible case of measles in New Mexico – KOAT New Mexico

State health department investigating possible case of measles in New Mexico Hide Transcript Show Transcript CHRISTINE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT : CONSIDERS EVEN A SINGLE CASE TO BE AN OUTBREAK, BECAUSE THE MEASLES IS SO CONTAGIOUS NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE THAT COULD BE MORE VULNERABLE. YOU MAY SEE THIS SIGN POSTED AT HEALTH CLINICS AND…

Advise smartly being division investigating likely case of measles in Unique Mexico


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CHRISTINE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT : CONSIDERS EVEN A SINGLE CASE TO BE AN OUTBREAK, BECAUSE THE MEASLES IS SO CONTAGIOUS NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE THAT COULD BE MORE VULNERABLE. YOU MAY SEE THIS SIGN POSTED AT HEALTH CLINICS AND DOCTOR’S OFFICES IN THE STATE. A WARNING, THAT IF YOU SHOW UP WITH A RASH AND FEVER, TAKE CAUTION. >> THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS COME IN THE FRONT DOOR AND INFECT A BUNCH OF PEOPLE. SO WE’RE TRYING TO EDUCATE AHEAD OF THAT POSSIBILITY. CHRISTINE: IT IS ONE STEP THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS TAKING TO PREVENT A MEASLES OUTBREAK, AND A LETTER HAS ALREADY GONE OUT TO HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS WITH AN ADVISORY TO ENCOURAGE UNVACCINATED PEOPLE, TO GET THEIR SHOTS. ESPECIALLY CHILDREN. BECAUSE SOME KIDS AT SCHOOLS, ARE GIVEN AN EXCEPTION FROM BEING IMMUNIZED. DANIEL BURKE WITH THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS IN GENERAL, THE EXEMPTION RATE IS AROUND 1%. BUT IT IS HIGHER IN SOME NORTHERN NEW MEXICO COUNTIES. LAST YEAR, ABOUT 3% OF CHILDREN RECEIVED IMMUNIZATION WAIVERS IN SANTA FE, TAOS, AND LOS ALAMOS COUNTIES. AND BURKE SAYS THAT REDUCES THE CRUCIAL HERD IMMUNITY. >> THAT MEANS THERE ARE ENOUGH PEOPLE WHO ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE DISEASE, THAT IF ONE PERSON GETS IT, THERE’S GOING TO BE A CHAIN REACTION SPREADING OUT CHRISTINE AND SHOULD A CHILD GET : INFECTED IN A NEW MEXICO PUBLIC SCHOOL, THOSE WHO ARE NOT VACCINATED WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO TO THAT SCHOOL OR THREE WEEKS. >> BECAUSE OTHERWISE, THEY’RE GOING TO GET IT, AND IT’S GOING TO BE A CHAIN REACTION OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY, AND NOW WE GOT A MUCH BIGGER OUTBREAK CHRISTINE: IF AN OUTBREAK DOES HAPPEN AT A SCHOO THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE THE MEASLES IMMUNIZATION WILL BE PREVENTED FROM GOING BACK TO CLASS WITH WEAK — FOR THREE WEE

Advise smartly being division investigating likely case of measles in Unique Mexico

The Unique Mexico Department of Successfully being is investigating a likely case of the measles in Sierra County, Unique Mexico.The division has no longer supplied extra info, including the age of the person or an actual area. If confirmed, it will probably per chance well be the principle known case of a measles an infection in the hiss. Click here for KOAT’s coverage of making ready for a likely measles outbreak in the hiss.

SIERRA COUNTY, N.M. —

The Unique Mexico Department of Successfully being is investigating a likely case of the measles in Sierra County, Unique Mexico.

The division has no longer supplied extra info, including the age of the person or an actual area.

If confirmed, it will probably per chance well be the principle known case of a measles an infection in the hiss.

Click here for KOAT’s coverage of making ready for a likely measles outbreak in the hiss.

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