A woman in her age of 40 and a boy have examined positive for measles, and El Paso health officials are warning residents who might have come into contact with them.
“Measles is so contagious that anybody who has the disease should anticipate that 90 % of the people around them, who should not immune, might grow to be infected,” stated Bruce Parsons, Assistant Public Health Director.
“There is a 9-day window of time, 4 days earlier than and four days after the onset of the rash where the illness might be spread.
This is the reason we need residents who could have unknowingly come into contact with these people to be particularly vigilant in identifying any symptoms they might have.”
An investigation is being carried out to figure out if there’s a link between the two sufferers, the discharge stated.
“It needs to be noted that in El Paso, by the time youngsters enter college in El Paso, 95.4% of the student inhabitants have been immunized with the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. 2 doses of this vaccine are 97% effective to fight measles.”
The last time measles was seen in El Paso was 1993, and the last time there was an outbreak was 1990.