Disease of Measles was eradicated in the United States of America by 2000. But the outside travelers might bring the disease back to the country, that’s why the state continued the vaccination program as prevention. But the bitter debate has sparked now as the Measles outbreak in Vancouver Washington due to the people exempting from the vaccination. Many of the anti-vaccination campaigns prompted peoples to refrain from immunization. Due to non-vaccination, people have caught this contagious disease in Vancouver.
More than 43 people in the Oregon and Washington states are fallen to the Measles outbreak. Almost all of them are not appropriately vaccinated for the contagious disease. As the number might increase in coming days, the local authorities are worried about the non-vaccination campaigns and people who are refraining from getting one to prevent the disease. Due to this issue, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee had already announced the state emergency last week.
Dr. Alan Melnick, public health director in Clark County said that the outbreak might last for the next few weeks if the vaccination programs are appropriately conducted. If not, then it might continue for a few months. The Clark County has reported most of the measles patients and is treating the same in separate medical facilities as it is an exquisitely contagious disease. As the school going children are not vaccinated if their parents object to the vaccination. In the state of Oregon, almost four percent of the school going kids are non-vaccinated and the percentage increases in the Washington state to 7.5 percent. The lawmakers in the states are revisiting the laws that allow the vaccination exemptions and might abolish the practice to ensure no more disease outbreaks happen in the country.