Ivanka comes to wave goodbye to anti-vaxxers while encouraging EVERYONE to give their children a measles shot
- Ivanka Trump opposed the anti-vaccination movement
- She encouraged people to give their children the measles shot
- & # 39; Parents and guardians, the importance of vaccinating your children cannot be overestimated, & # 39; she wrote on Twitter
- CDC said US measles cases have reached the highest level in more than 25 years
- If the rate continues, the US loses its clue to eliminate measles
Ivanka Trump challenged the anti-vaccination movement on Friday when she urged people to give their children the measles taken away.
& # 39; Parents and guardians, the importance of vaccinating your children cannot be overestimated, & # 39; she wrote on Twitter.
She added a siren emoji to her post and pointed to a Wall Street Journal article about how American measles cases have reached their highest level in more than 25 years.
Ivanka Trump opposed the anti-vaccination movement
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the new numbers on Friday.
971 measles cases have been reported in the US so far this year, meaning more people have contracted the disease in the last five months than in an entire calendar year since 1992, with 963 cases reported.
Officials said that if the number of cases continues with its current trend, the US loses its designation as a country that has eliminated measles.
& # 39; Measles is incredibly contagious & # 39 ;, said CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield in a statement. & # 39; We must now act together to stop this outbreak before there are any more serious consequences. & # 39;
The majority of this year's measles are related to two outbreaks in New York: in New York City and Rockland County, where the highly contagious disease spreads to unvaccinated children in ultra-orthodox Jewish communities.
But cases have also affected anti-vaxxer communities in 22 states.
President Donald Trump has also urged the population to vaccinate their children.
& # 39; They must take the photos. The vaccinations are so important. This is really going on now. They need to take their photos, & # 39; s he said in April.
A measles person infects 90 percent of the unvaccinated people in their environment and the virus can live for up to two hours in an area where an infected person had breathed or chewed.
In most people, measles causes a fever, runny nose, cough, and rash all over the body.
However, a very small proportion of those infected may suffer from complications such as pneumonia and dangerous brain swelling.
According to the CDC, for every 1,000 children who get measles, one or two will die. No deaths were reported this year.
The CDC recommends a combination of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine for anyone over one year old, except for people who had the disease as children. Those who have had measles are immune.
The CDC said US measles cases have reached their highest level in more than 25 years
The CDC recommends a combination of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine for anyone older than one year
The current measles outbreak in the US began in Ukraine, where there is currently a major outbreak of measles, and often hosts holidaymakers from Israel, where vaccine rates are low.
Travelers brought the virus back to Israel, and soon it was picked up by unvaccinated Orthodox Jewish children from Brooklyn, who, like many do, visited their relatives in Israel.
The virus came to Brooklyn, Washington, in the state of New York, California, and spread rapidly.
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