Two Highly Contagious Cases of Measles Reported in Connecticut
Will Connecticut be the next state to be inundated with cases of the measles?
According to Connecticut health officials, the answer is probably not. The reason, according to an article in the Hartford Courant, is that the majority of Connecticut's population has been vaccinated.
Two adult cases of the measles have been reported by the State Department of Public Health. Yale-New Haven Hospital is treating the two infected patients. Here's the problem, measles spreads very quickly among those who have not been vaccinated. Connecticut Health Commissioner, Paul Pino can't say it enough,
The best single way to protect yourself and your children is to be vaccinated.
Some parents refuse to have their children vaccinated due to religious or philosophical reasons or they might have heard from others about someone who became violently ill after being vaccinated. According to wfsb.com., a public health emergency was declared in Washington state and New York state has already reported 200 cases of measles. The measles vaccine
Before the vaccine was available, 400 to 500 people died from the measles each year and 50,000 had to be hospitalized. Doctors can't stress the fact enough that getting the measles vaccine means that you most likely won't have to worry about ever getting the disease.