A measles outbreaks has occurred in Eloy, Arizona. There have already been 10 cases reported, and that number is expected to rise.
The outbreak started at the Eloy Dention Center. Healthcare facilities, schools, graduation ceremonies and churches are the places where an outbreak is likely to occur. Measles starts off as a blotchy and raised rash.
A person will also develop watery eyes, runny nose and fever. People who suspect that they have measles should see their healthcare provider as soon as possible. The best way to protect against measles is to get the MMR vaccine.
You will typically have to get one or two doses of the vaccine in order to be immune to the disease. Healthcare professionals urge people not to ignore any suspicious symptoms. They should see a physician if they suspect that something is wrong.
One of the reasons that measles has been relatively rare in the United States is because of the vaccination. However, there are many illegal immigrants who are coming from other countries who have not been vaccinated.
This condition is highly contagious. In 2015, one person died from Measles. This was the first measles death that was reported in the United States since 2003.