At least 19 people from 3 states who visited Disneyland in California last month have now getting sick with measles.
That all people was visited Disneyland or Disney California Adventure between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20, the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Agency said.
There's 16 of the cases were in California, two in Utah, and one is in Colorado. (Taxin, A. Jan, 2015. www.abcnews.com)
So what is Measles?
Measles is a VIRUS!! This is can causes rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever. This also can lead to ear infection, pneumonia, seizure, brain damage, even D-E-A-T-H (OMG!!)
The best prevention against measles is vaccination. The vaccine for Measles is MMR vaccine (including Mumps and Rubella)
So let's talk about Mumps and Rubella too, shall we? :-)
Mumps is also a VIRUS that can cause fever, headache, and swollen glands. This also really dangerous virus because can lead to deafness, meningitis, painful swelling of ovaries or testicles, and D-E-A-T-H >:-O
Rubella is german measles and mostly in women. If women get this disease while she's pregnant, she could have a miscarriage or her baby could be born with serious birth defect -_- SAD
Health experts declared measles eliminated in the United States in 2000 because of a lack of continuous transmission, the illness is still brought into the country by foreign visitors or unvaccinated Americans.
That is why this is our job to make sure that every child get the MMR vaccine. even the adult should get the vaccine if they not yet get it when they were a child.
What I know is pregnant woman should wait for this vaccine until the baby born. :-)
Please ask your doctor for more information about getting the vaccination. It's better late than sorry.