According to local media reports, Ohio state officials reported that in November, four children connected to a Franklin-area nursery were diagnosed with measles with no history of overseas travel.
Authorities stated that these children were not vaccinated against measles.
Indicating that the number of children diagnosed with measles in Ohio in the last two months is at least 82, officials stated that 32 of the children were treated at the hospital. Authorities noted that most of the children were younger than 5 years old.
Reminding that the measles vaccine is normally administered in two doses, the authorities stated that these children were either vaccinated once or not at all.
Officials announced that the total number of measles cases detected across the United States is 117.
In the statement made by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it was warned that measles is not a minor rash and can be dangerous in infants and young children.
Health officials also said that the first dose of measles vaccine should be given between 12-15 days. He recommended that the second dose be administered at the age of 4-6 months.
Measles, a contagious disease that can be seen at any age, especially in children, is transmitted through the respiratory tract and causes symptoms such as fever, cough, rash, runny nose, and weakness.
In the USA, 13 measles cases were detected in 2020 and 49 in 2021.