Measles Cases on the Rise
The number of Measles cases in the country is continuing to rise as 23 states have reported at least one case this year. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a total number of 764 cases of Measles have been reported this year, that’s the highest number in 25 years. Health officials believe the misinformation about vaccinations are to blame for the rise.
Last week, Alabama officials confirmed the case of measles in an infant child in Saint Clair County. The CDC recommends anyone born in 1957 or after who has never gotten measles or the vaccine should get at least one dose of the vaccine. Babies between 12 and 15 months old should get vaccinated then get a second dose between four and six years old.