El Paso Department of Public Health has agreed that a second male toddler has examined positive for measles (rubeola). The announcement comes almost a week after the DPH had reported the first two cases in more than 25 years in El Paso.
“As a result of El Paso’s immunization charges are so high, we don’t count on to see an enormous variety of cases emerge,” mentioned Robert Resendes, Public Health Director. “We all know that the effectiveness of the vaccine, particularly after the beneficial two doses, is about 97 %.”
Sadly the virus can be very contagious. Roughly 90 % of people who find themselves not vaccinated, who’s uncovered to the virus will develop into infected by this respiratory disease. It spreads via coughing and sneezing, and the disease normally begins with fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes. These signs are adopted by a rash that spreads from the top all the way down to the hands and feet. Measles can live in airspace where a contaminated individual was, for as much as two hours.
It isn’t believed this second toddler exposed the general public to the disease, however, those that are involved that they’re showing signs and symptoms ought to go to their medical care provider or those that would like more information could call 2-1-1 to obtain further instructions.
By the time a toddler enters school in El Paso, 95.4% of the student population have been absolutely immunized with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.