Published On: Mon, May 2nd, 2016

Mississippi officials monitor residents exposed to measles in Memphis area

In the past month, health officials in Shelby County, Tennessee reported six confirmed measles cases in the Memphis area.

Measles rash Image/CDC

Measles rash

Now Mississippi health officials report monitoring four unimmunized Mississippi residents who were exposed to measles in Shelby County.

According to State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the four are under home quarantine and the supervision of a physician.

“Measles is literally knocking at our back door. This is a highly contagious, airborne disease and is easily spread from person to person. Unvaccinated individuals are highly susceptible to infection. This is a potentially deadly virus; infants and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk.”

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is strongly recommending that Mississippi children 12 months of age or older who are behind on measles vaccination call their primary healthcare provider immediately.

People can get sick up to 21 days after exposure to measles. Symptoms of measles include a high fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a rash.

The CDC reports 10 cases of measles in the US as of April 29, six of those cases are the from the Memphis outbreak.


On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required

About the Author

- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

Displaying 1 Comments
Have Your Say
  1. Redpill1 says:

    “Unvaccinated individuals are highly susceptible to infection.”

    It seems that the Vaccinated are more susceptible to measles than the unvaccinated whose parents know how to protect them through diet, supplements and basic hygiene. I know because of the CDC and MSM propaganda people believe if you are exposed to a virus… you will become infected. Not True. We, as humans are exposed to virus, germs and bacteria everyday 24/7. We still live.
    -Cells defend themselves from viruses, bacteria with armor of protein errors:

    -Arch Intern Med. 1994 Aug 22;154(16):1815-20.
    Failure to reach the goal of measles elimination. Apparent paradox of measles infections in immunized persons.
    Poland GA1, Jacobson RM.
    Conclusion: The apparent paradox is that as measles immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of immunized persons. Because of the failure rate of the vaccine and the unique transmissibility of the measles virus, the currently available measles vaccine, used in a single-dose strategy, is unlikely to completely eliminate measles. The long-term success of a two-dose strategy to eliminate measles remains to be determined. http://archinte.jamanetwork (dot) com/article.aspx?articleid=619215

    “The measles vaccine has failed”, he explained two years ago in a prescient paper, “The re-emergence of measles in developed countries.” In that paper, he warned that due to factors that most haven’t noticed, measles has come back to be a serious public health threat. Poland sees the need for a major rethink, after concluding that the current measles vaccine is unlikely to ever live up to the job expected of it: “outbreaks are occurring even in highly developed countries where vaccine access, public health infrastructure, and health literacy are not significant issues. This is unexpected and a worrisome harbinger — measles outbreaks are occurring where they are least expected,” he wrote in his 2012 paper, listing the “surprising numbers of cases occurring in persons who previously received one or even two documented doses of measles-containing vaccine.” During the 1989-1991 U.S. outbreaks, 20% to 40% of those affected had received one to two doses. In a 2011 outbreak in Canada, “over 50% of the 98 individuals had received two doses of measles vaccine.”
    Paper: The Re-Emergence of Measles in Developed Countries: Time to Develop the Next-Generation Measles Vaccines? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih (dot) gov/pmc/articles/PMC3905323/
    http://business.financialpost (dot) com/2014/05/01/lawrence-solomon-vaccines-cant-prevent-measles-outbreaks/.
    Dr. Gregory Poland is Professor of Medicine and founder and leader of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group. Poland is one of the world’s most admired, most advanced thinkers in the field of vaccinology.

    Take a look at these Pics: VACCINE INDUCED MEASLES
    -An Unexpected Side Effect of My Daughter’s Measles Vaccine
    -My Sons’ Vaccine-Related Measles
    -Genotype Testing Showed Baltimore Baby’s Symptoms Were A Reaction To The MMR, Health Officials Relieved
    -Story of one little girl:
    -Look what happened when a Mom staggered shots:http://edgytruth(dot)com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/facebookimage.png.
    -Case of vaccine-associated measles five weeks post-immunisation, British Columbia, Canada, October 2013: http://www.eurosurveillance(dot)org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=20649.

    The human body is stronger than you think.

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



The Global Dispatch Facebook page- click here

Movie News Facebook page - click here

Television News Facebook page - click here

Weird News Facebook page - click here