Cases of measles in the United States, now topping 700, have climbed to their highest level in 25 years. The extremely-contagious disease was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000. So what explains the recent outbreaks? According to Dr. John Bower, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, recent outbreaks in the […]
Measles is making a comeback in the United States. The disease had been eliminated, but outbreaks are becoming more common – attributed to failure of parents to vaccinate their children. Dr. Iris Castillo of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Ashland discusses the highly contagious virus and the need to protect children. Most people in the United […]
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Once considered eradicated from the United States, the familiar red rash associated with measles has made a comeback as immunization levels have dropped in some areas of the country.
In this video, pediatrician Carrie Bohenick discusses the rash and other symptoms of this potentially-dangerous viral disease, as well as the role of immunizations in preventing its spread.
Given the current outbreak of measles in Ohio, parents should be familiar with their children’s immune status, the symptoms of the disease, and what to expect if you suspect your child may have the measles.