How to avoid getting measles with your kids
Children are the most contagious of all infectious diseases, and their transmission is a major public health challenge.
For the first time, an entire generation is now at risk.
The latest CDC data show the number of confirmed measles cases has more than tripled over the past year to 1.9 million.
In many areas of the country, people are sharing a new strain of the virus with their children.
While some families have been able to get under the radar, the virus can still be a challenge for parents who want to keep their children safe.
Here’s how to stay safe: 1.
Know your options: You can either avoid getting vaccinated or choose not to.
There are three types of vaccines: the MMR vaccine, DTaP vaccine, and the varicella-zoster vaccine.
If you don’t vaccinate, you can get two doses of MMR vaccine and two doses, DTap, of varicell vaccine.
The varicello vaccine has not been available since 2013.
Children who get the variello vaccine may be less contagious than those who get all three vaccines.
Get tested for the virus: If your child is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the CDC recommends testing for measles, mumps, and rubella.
Be prepared: The best way to stay protected from the virus is to keep your immune system up and running.
Make sure your house is clean and you wash your hands often.
You should also get tested for seasonal flu, pneumococcal, and conjugate influenza.
Know the symptoms: Measles is a fever, cough, and rash that can be mild or severe.
It can also cause pneumonia, which can be life-threatening.
Some people who are susceptible to the virus will experience: A fever, tiredness, headache, or cough that lasts for a few days or a few weeks.
A cough that starts out cold and goes away after about a week.
An elevated body temperature (hypothermia) or feeling like your heart is racing.
People with severe pneumonia may have difficulty breathing.
It may be difficult to breathe.
It is possible to contract the virus if you have a history of pneumonia or pneumonia-related complications.
Vaccination is a last resort and can result in death if the immune system is weakened or fails.
Know where to get tested: CDC recommends that anyone who wants to get vaccinated must get tested by a healthcare provider.
How do I get tested?
To get tested, you’ll need to schedule an appointment at the CDC’s Immunization Services Center (ISAC) at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
At the ISAC, you will be asked to schedule a blood test, a urine test, or an ELISA test.
Once you have tested, the lab will send you an ELISPOT report.
You’ll receive a test kit that includes a syringe, swab, and a swab swab.
EliScope is a free test tool that will help you figure out if your child has been exposed to measles.
Know if your symptoms have started: There is no known way to predict when a person will develop measles symptoms.
However, you should be concerned if your cough, wheezing, or fever increases and you notice a fever or cough.
The virus is spread through coughing, sneezing or coughing in close contact with other people.
If you have had a fever for at least a week, you may have a cold or flu-like illness.
If your child had fever or coughing symptoms last week, they are more likely to have the virus.
Talk to your doctor if you’re concerned about your child’s health: In the event you or your child have symptoms, contact your doctor.
If the doctor is concerned about the symptoms, she will need to provide a test and confirm the diagnosis.
Get vaccinated: Before you get vaccinated, your child and your healthcare provider should make sure you and your family are prepared.
This means being ready to travel, going outside, and doing activities outside of the home.
If symptoms start getting worse, contact the CDC:If you are worried about your family’s health, talk to your healthcare providers.
If you suspect that you or someone in your family has measles, call 911.
How long do I need to stay at home if symptoms start to get worse?
If symptoms start appearing, your family can stay at the hospital for as long as necessary to test for the measles.
But if the symptoms are mild, you and the family should return to your home and return to work.
If symptoms are severe, your healthcare practitioner will need your parents or guardian to come to your hospital room and stay overnight.
If severe symptoms are present, your provider will need you to stay home for the