According to WAC 246-105-030, measles is one of many diseases for which a child is required to be vaccinated against or show proof of immunity, before attending any school (public or private) or child care center.
But he's hearing from doctors and pediatricians that people are coming in to be vaccinated - including children whose parents, up to now, have been hesitant.
But while the disease had virtually disappeared in much of the developed world, it has recently returned with a vengeance - in part thanks to rising vaccine hesitancy.
The WHO defines "vaccine hesitancy" as the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines.
According to the Washington Post, at least 55 people in Washington and neighboring OR have gotten sick with the virus, with new cases tallied nearly daily.
Although we are left to speculate about the next location of a measles outbreak, it's clear that if vaccination coverage does not increase, it will only be a matter of time until we find out. Almost 500 adults were vaccinated in the first week of February, up from an average of 176 in the years before.
Measles is caused by the measles virus, which can be spread through the air by coughing or sneezing.
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In Australia, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson made unsubstantiated claims cautioning vaccination on the ABC's Insiders program in 2017, prompting a chorus of condemnation from health practitioners and politicians. Joan Robinson, a pediatric infectious diseases physician and editor of the Paediatrics & Child Health Journal, said that outbreaks often occur in small communities where children aren't vaccinated.
Seattle, Washington; Spokane, Washington; and Portland, Oregon-all 3 of which surround Clark County, Washington, the site of the latest measles outbreak in which 50 cases have been confirmed since January 1, 2019. Denton County officials said they do not believe their case and the Houston ones are connected.
On Wednesday, officials sent letters to families of 5,000 children in Multnomah County telling them they'll be excluded from school if they don't have up-to-date immunizations or valid exemptions by February 20.
According to newly released data for the year, 82,596 people were infected and 72 people (children and adults) died from measles last year.
The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. Health officials say the shots are safe and effective, providing about 93 percent protection with one dose and 97 percent with two doses.
Health authorities are reporting a global resurgence in measles cases.
Washington and Oregon Outbreaks: The Tell-Tale Signs Both Washington and Oregon permit religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.