Amid the measles outbreak linked with California’s Disneyland continues to spread across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 94 cases of the contagious disease across eight states since the beginning of 2015.
Of all the confirmed cases, at least 67 are linked with the outbreak at Disney park in California. The very contagious disease has not been reported in Texas so far.
The measles cases in the United States have crossed 100-mark only five times since 2001. Last year, the country reported a startling 644 confirmed cases of measles. Observing the rapid increase in the infection among the Americans, the health experts have predicted 100 confirmed cases by February this year.
According to the CDC data, Texas might be in a better position than most of the country in preventing an outbreak.
The doctors are strictly recommending the patients infected with the disease or those not received vaccination against the disease to receive two immunizations from measles. According to them, the first immunization should come between 12 and 15 months of age and the second comes between the ages of 4 and 6 years.
Among the people who are at the increased risk of getting infected are children, mostly infants, pregnant women and elderly people. The virus infects 90 percent of people who are not vaccinated and have come in contact with an infected person.