At the moment the U.S. is in fighting against the worst measles outbreak since 1994. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of cases continues to surge across the country. Reports from federal officials reveal more than hundreds of measles cases emerged nationwide. But the contagious disease continues to spread, and experts are warning moviegoers. Health officials in Orange County, California, have found a first know patient, who went for a midnight movie of Avengers: Endgame. At the time, the lady was not aware that she had measles. The unknown women attended the late night show from 11 pm on April 26 to 4 am April 27.
A few hours later, she went to the ER where she was diagnosed with measles. Thus, health officials are warning people to check their vaccination history. Reportedly, moviegoers present at the AMC Theater in Fullerton, California on April 25 are vulnerable to the disease. Los Angeles Times reported that the women live in Placentia, California. She travelled to a foreign country suffering an epidemic, and officials are not sure regarding her immunisation. While CDC reports reveal measles mostly emerged in unimmunized people.
After the journey, the infected women went to work for multiple days and the midnight screen show. Jessica Good, the representative of Orange County Health Care Agency, said the exposure risk applies to anyone who was present at the time in the theatre. The lady has now willingly quarantined herself at her home. While health officials are trying to determine whether anyone has got the disease. Measles is a highly contagious disease, and no medicine can treat it. But two doses of measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine can avoid it. But it is a waste of time to vaccinate against the virus after contracting it. Still, there are some ways doctors can seek to restrain the virus in pregnant women and people with low immunity.
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