Orange County has reportedly experienced a large surge in the number of people affected by measles.
Healthcare officials from Orange County, who recently had an emergency session last week to tally the number of measles cases in the country, have now confirmed a surge in the number of cases in the past few weeks.
Around 21 people in the county are already affected by measles, which is higher than any number in California. What’s even more concerning is the fact that the numbers are rising at such an alarming rate. The number of cases rose from seven last week to a whopping 21 this week.
Measles is a highly contagious disease characterized by fever, rashes and cough, and is usually spread through direct contact with the infected person, or through air, which makes it even more dangerous.
Health officials from Orange County believe immunization would be the best key to help the residents of Orange County get a better handle on this outbreak.
Viral outbreaks of measles continue to occur around the world, even though an effective vaccine to treat the disease exists.
New York City recently confirmed 20 cases of measles earlier this year.
Measles is an extremely contagious and infectious disease that produces a rash that spreads all over the body. The fast moving virus can spread through air simply by someone coughing or sneezing. The first symptoms of measles are similar to a bad cold, a runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat, high fever, and a hacking cough.
Doctors recommend taking medicine to help reduce the fever, drinking lots of fluids, and staying home away from other people as much as possible until the symptoms decline.
Orange County Hit by the Largest Measles Outbreak in California.