26.9 C
Monday, September 28, 2020

Infographic: Stopping The Measles Outbreak

- Advertisement -

In the first 4 months of 2019, there were over 750 cases of the measles across 23 states. That’s more cases than any year since the year 1994. But how did we get here from nearly no cases to over 750 cases?

- Advertisement -

In 1657, the measles was first documented in Boston, but cases have been recorded since the 9th century. By the 1960’s up to 4 million people in the United States alone each year. In 1963, the first measles vaccines were licensed in the United States but the vaccine was withdrawn from use because rather than preventing the measles it made the measles worse for whomever took the vaccine.

Finally in 1971, the MMR vaccine was introduced, protecting against the measles, mumps, and rubella and in 2000 the measles was declared eliminated in the United States through widespread vaccination.

But after the extensive use of the vaccine is the measles making a resurgence? In 2018,  there were nearly 375 confirmed cases of the measles, mostly affecting Jewish communities in New York and New Jersey – this outbreak has continued into 2019 with over 450 confirmed cases in New York City alone and several hundred more elsewhere.

The measles may have been declared in the United States, travellers may still bring the disease from other countries into the U.S. and so far, all 2019 outbreaks have been caused by international travellers who brought the measles from other countries.

In 2019, the World Health Organization warned that hesitancy or refusal to vaccinate has already contributed to the global threat and recent resurgence of the measles worldwide. New York City ordered all residents to receive the vaccine or receive a $1000 fine; 21,284 doses were administered from this.

Rockland County began to offer free MMR vaccines to all residents and over 18,000 doses were administered and New York officials even banned unvaccinated children from public spaces though the ban was overturned due to the fact that the outbreak wasn’t severe enough yet.

Many people have called for major companies to respond to this rising threat of anti-vaccine hoaxes. “Pediatricians are working in our clinics and our communities, talking with families one-to-one about how important vaccines are to protect their children’s health.

But it’s no longer enough.” said Kyle E. Yasuda MD, FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics President in a letter to Facebook, Google, & Pinterest. “The source of this trend is the degree to which medically inaccurate information about vaccines surface on the websites where many Americans get their information,” said Representative Adam Schiff in a letter to Facebook and Google.

So many major social media platforms have taken this anti-vaccine problem into their own hands. Facebook promised to take action against verified vaccine hoaxes, YouTube added a warning about “vaccine hesitancy” to all anti-vaxx videos, Pinterest replaced search results related to vaccines with an error message, and Amazon removed some controversial content, but failed to create any safeguards. Find out how you can help stop the measles and how others already are stopping the measles.

- Advertisement -

Measles Outbreak
  • Save
- Advertisement -

Disclaimer: This article is purely informative & educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Brian Wallacehttp://nowsourcing.com
Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018.
- Advertisement -

Trending Now

Here’s Why You Can’t Quickly Recover After Round One

You know that feeling when you're not physically able to go for round two after having one great round of sex because your penis...
- Advertisement -

Skin Rashes: Causes, Symptoms and Effective Home Remedies

Skin rashes are common skin problems experienced by millions of people worldwide; it is characterized by a visible change in the color...

Atis Fruit: 10 Health Benefits of Eating Sugar Apple

Sugar apple (Atis fruit), is the Annona squamosa fruit belonging to the natives of West Indies and to the tropical Americas like Peru, Mexico,...

Spider Bites: Symptoms, Treatment & Identification

Spider bites in the United States are often annoying but they are rarely fatal. If a person gets bitten by a black...

Enlarged Clitoris: Causes, Treatment and Symptoms

The clitoris is simply a female sexual organ located slightly above the urethra, a section where urine is released from the female body. A...

8 Majors Types of Bongs – Which One Strikes You

One of the best ways to consume cannabis is to smoke it straight from a bong. Bong offers a better way to enjoy your...

How to De-worm Yourself Naturally?

Parasitic or intestinal worms are behind many health challenges people face; they can cause a lot of problems including digestive problems. Some common types...

7 Types of Disability and Examples

For disabled people life is a lot different than the rest of us. They don’t lead normal lives like we do and need assistance...

Sulphur Intolerance: Could You Be Allergic to Sulfur-rich Foods?

Recently, there have been several new diets to help people lose weight. However, one of the many new health-promoting foods that people are beginning...



Nurture yourself with health tips, wellness advice, and more.

- Advertisement -

Related Posts

Does Hair Straighten Damage The Hair? Myth & Facts

Hair straightening goes back to almost 1890’s and has been developing in its efficiency ever since then. Many people still prefer getting their hair...

Narcolepsy – Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that involves affects the body’s ability to regulate sleepiness and wakefulness. It is characterized by periods of excessive...

Knee Scooters Vs Crutches for a Broken Leg or Foot

A broken foot is a major hindrance for a person because it restricts mobility. A person with a broken foot has difficulties moving from...

Introduction to Lassa Fever and Its Prevention

Lassa fever is a disease from the infectious agent, Lassa virus. This fever is endemic in certain country such as Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Measles Outbreak
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap