Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency today in all counties in response to more than two dozen confirmed cases of measles in the state.
The study will recruit 10,000 residents and visitors who show flu-like symptoms, creating a first-of-its-kind citywide network for infectious disease tracking.
It is not clear where the man got infected but he reported he had recently traveled to Vancouver, Washington where there is a large, ongoing measles outbreak.
One reason for the shift, researchers said, is that hepatitis C, which used to be the leading cause of liver transplants, has become easier to treat with drugs.
Anyone who has been exposed and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office.
Symptoms and timing of illness onsets are suggestive of a bacterial toxin, such as Bacillus cereus or Clostridium perfringens.
The two-hour/four-hour guidelines can reduce the risk of food poisoning from leftovers.
So as winter approaches, rather than rushing out to your doctors at the first sign of a sniffle, try and ride it out.
Eating cookie dough (made from flour known to be not part of the recall and pasteurized eggs) is something that I enjoy enough that I’m willing to put myself and my children at (a very small) risk to do.
The child was hospitalized for sudden onset of paralysis in one arm. The case is the 11th suspected AFM case identified in the Washington this year.