In 2000, experts claimed that the measles in the United States were eliminated entirely. However, the features of the vaccination process allowed the infection to return to the country. Scientists from the U.S. centers for control and prevention of diseases registered the largest measles outbreak in the last 20 years. 2014 registered 288 cases.
Measles covers all ages: from infants to the elderly. More than 40 cases have required hospitalization. Measles swept 18 of the United States.
The measles virus is one of the most infectious pathogens. Medicine is struggling with the disease for many years. Measles is one of the major causes of death in young children. Another dangerous feature of the disease is severe among adults: developing pneumonia and other bacterial complications.
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In modern society, a growing movement of mothers who believe that vaccination of the baby - case optional. Because of this increased risk of epidemics and the spread of infection in many countries and continents. In the case of the US, the source of measles, most likely, was a group of missionaries who visited the Philippines.