Animated explanation of measles.
Chris Brown, [email protected]

In the midst of Rockland's measles outbreak, the district health ministry is increasing with the number of schools affected by its vaccination, and the number of untrained students to be kept at home.

All schools in the village of New Square and each school with an 80% MMR vaccination rate in an area affected by measles outbreaks (Spring Valley and Monsey) will need to have at least 21 days of inadequately trained students from the last confirmed case Rockland's measles.

This is a more limited degree than exclusion from the elementary school, which required less than 70% of the MMR vaccination rate for schools.

This change affects nine schools, which means that there are a total of 34 affected schools.

From Friday evening, there were 55 certified measles cases with nine suspected cases, which are being investigated by the District Ministry of Health.

Questions about whether this order affects your child's school can be redirected to the information line for free information about the health status of the Ministry of Health at 888-364-4837.

Recommendations of the health service

Individuals are considered protected or immune against measles if they have certified measles or a doctor or a laboratory test confirming the immunity. Those born before 1957, and those who received two doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR), are also considered immune.

However, there is a very small chance that they can still get measles in this outbreak, but they are much less serious and are much less likely to spread to others, according to the Rockland County Health Department.

Anyone who is not sure if he is immune to measles should contact his healthcare professional. Routinally, anyone aged four years or more needs two doses of MMR, unless there are contraindications (health reasons not to receive the vaccine).

Two doses of MMR can offer 97% protection against measles. Normally the first dose of MMR should be given at the age of 12 to 15 months, and the second dose should be added at the age of 4 to 6 years (age of entry to school), although individuals may also be vaccinated later in life.

Despite the outbreak of measles in Rockland County, the Department of Health in the Rockland region is currently recommending that children from the 6th to the 11th month receive the MMR vaccine.

They will still need to receive vaccine at the age of 12 to 15 months and again at the age of 4 to 6 years; but now vaccination with MMR will help protect against measles. Therefore, every child aged 6 months or more, or an adult who has not yet received his first MMR vaccine, should now receive the first first MMR vaccine.

Children aged 1 to 3 who have already received their first MMR vaccine should now receive another MMR vaccine until 28 days have passed since they received the first MMR vaccine. This MMR vaccine will be considered to enter the school.

In the New York country he needs immunization of measles in children enrolled in schools, kindergartens and kindergartens. From August 1990 on, students had to demonstrate immunity against measles.

There is currently no MMR clinic in the Rockland County Department of Health. To receive a dose of MMR, residents are advised to visit their local healthcare professional.

What is the hole?

  • Cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that spreads through direct contact by secretion of the nose or throat of infected people.
  • Fats can be dangerous, especially for infants and young children, as they can cause pneumonia, brain damage, deafness, and death.
  • Others who are at great risk for complications if they get measles include pregnant women who are not immune, as well as those who are immune-impaired or immunosuppressed (when your body can not fight the disease).
  • About one in four people who receive measles will be hospitalized.
  • Symptoms include fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis (red watery eyes) or runny nose.
  • People are considered infectious from four days four days after the onset of rash.
  • Symptoms usually occur 10-12 days after exposure, but may occur for 7 days and later than 21 days after exposure.

Get information

Residents can visit more information about measles and you will call the Ministry of Health of the Ministry of Health free of charge information for the supply of oils (888) 364-4837.

Report about measles

  • The Health Department asks all health professionals to report all cases of suspected measles to the Department County staff of the Healthcare Communicable Disease Program who call 845-364-2997 during normal working hours or 845-364-8600 per hour / weekend.
  • Healthcare providers can call this number for further information.

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