Blood test shows if you're immune to measles

A Los Angeles County Department of Public Health poster lists the symptoms of measles

Small measles outbreaks have been reported in multiple regions over the last few months, but on Monday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported those collective cases have set a record for a new national high. This week, USA health officials said the national tally already has eclipsed the total for any full year since 1994, when 963 cases were reported.

Five Brooklyn measles cases - including the original infection discovered in October - were traced back to trips from Israel, where another measles outbreak infected more than 1,000 people past year.

Mary Ramsay, Public Health England's head of immunisations, said: "The UK achieved WHO measles elimination status in 2017, so the overall risk of measles to the UK population is low". "These groups should still receive two doses of the vaccine if there is no evidence of immunity or previously receiving the vaccine".

If you've received two doses of MMR or have had lab results showing immunity or previous measles infection, the CDC says you're all set.

It said the best protection against measles was to be vaccinated.

Clashes Erupt After US-Backed Guaido Calls for Military Uprising in Venezuela
A Kremlin spokesman and the Bolivan president Evo Morales, key allies of Mr Maduro, called the uprising a "coup" attempt. "No. Chile's foreign minister said later Tuesday that Lopez and his family had entered Chile's diplomatic residence.


"If you think you or someone in your family may have measles, stay at home and phone your doctor to alert them of your symptoms and allow them to make arrangements to assess you safely and without infecting other people, or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice", Shoemack said.

Older adults may be even less protected. The option is ideal for anyone who's lost their vaccination records, or people born between 1957 and 1971. "This is the greatest number of cases reported in the US since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000", the organization reported.

- Public health officials blame the measles resurgence on the spread of misinformation about vaccines.

"After just one dose of MMR vaccine about 95 per cent of people will be protected from measles, and 99 per cent of people who have had both MMR doses will be protected from measles". Talk to your doctor about any personal risks and discuss a vaccine schedule that may be right for you.

FOX 5 sat down with Dr. Walter Orenstein, associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center, who provided more insight on the virus and vaccinations.

Trump Sues Banks to Keep Records Private
The firm has stopped doing new business with Trump while he is president, a person briefed on the matter said previously. The lawsuit also seeks to block the financial institutions from disclosing information and complying with the subpoenas.


Of the 704 United States patients, 503 (71%) weren't vaccinated, 76 (11%) had at least one dose of measles-containing vaccine, and the vaccination status of 125 (18%) is unknown. Most of those sickened in this year's outbreaks have been unvaccinated, and most are in children younger than 18, he said.

Who needs a measles booster shot?

Those who don't know whether or when they were vaccinated should get vaccinated before worldwide travel. "The MMR vaccine is safe, and there is no harm in getting another dose if you may already be immune to measles, mumps, or rubella". For anyone who's unsure, the CDC says you can simply roll up your sleeve for another dose or two. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

"There's no downside to getting a dose of measles vaccine", he told NPR.

When was the measles vaccine invented?

Rapid blood tests are available that can detect whether a person is immune based on the level of measles antibodies, but the tests are not 100 percent reliable.

Verdict reached in trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor
Prosecutors attacked Noor for shooting without seeing a weapon or Damond's hands and questioned whether the loud bang was real. Noor's voice often cracked as he testified, CBS Minnesota reported, and he repeatedly referred to Damond as "the threat".


Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Inflation in Iran could reach 40% this year
May 01, 2019 - 18:41
Furious over the Washington's sanctions, Iran warned on Monday that other oil grades could not displace its supply. President Donald Trump may be comfortable with as the government increases spending to bolster economic growth.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung's Smartphones Took Another Hit in Most Recent Quarter
May 01, 2019 - 18:16
Samsung's IM division posted operating profits of KRW2.27 trillion on revenues of KRW27.2 trillion in the first quarter of 2019. As the biggest manufacturer of memory chips, Samsung has also been impacted by falling demand amongst data-server clients.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dominic Thiem- "There Are a Lot of Challenges For Rafael Nadal"
May 01, 2019 - 17:12
Dominic Thiem capped an impressive week to win the Barcelona Open on Sunday, securing his second title of the year. Thiem didn't lose a set in his title campaign in Barcelona .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meghan Markle ‘spotted going to the hospital’ in police escorted auto
May 01, 2019 - 16:26
The arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first baby is imminent and there's a new contender among royal baby name odds. This has led some fans to believe that the royals are "saving" certain future names to have their own profile pages later on.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ‘Empire’ Renewed For Another Season - Smollett Won’t Be Involved Yet
May 01, 2019 - 12:57
Jussie Smollett waves as he follows his attorney after his court appearance at Leighton Courthouse on March 26, 2019 in Chicago. Smollett said two masked men attacked him while he was returning home from a Subway sandwich store on January 29.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pompeo Says Russia Dissuaded Maduro From Fleeing Venezuela
May 01, 2019 - 12:25
Early on Tuesday, Guaido posted a video on Twitter saying that he had begun the "final phase" of his campaign to oust Maduro. Meanwhile, Guaido also reiterated his calls for "the largest march in Venezuela's history" on Wednesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Emperor Naruhito inherits Imperial regalia
May 01, 2019 - 12:22
Only his younger brother, Prince Akishino, 53, and Akishino's 12-year-old son, Prince Hisahito, can now succeed him. He was joined by Empress Masako, wearing a long white gown and diamond-studded tiara, for his address.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Pixel 3a stops by Geekbench with Snapdragon 670 SoC
May 01, 2019 - 10:25
Like you may have heard countless times by now, the smartphone industry isn't doing so well so Google can be cut some slack here. As per earlier rumours, the Google Pixel 3a is said to come with a 5.6-inch FHD+ OLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top In Cedar Rapids rally, Biden vows to clean up after Trump administration
May 01, 2019 - 09:42
Bernie Sanders' 11 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg's 10 percent, the Quinnipiac University poll showed. Instead, they're using the time to rally support for established candidates. "We can't justify them", Biden said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top What's new from Facebook and Instagram
May 01, 2019 - 07:39
Facebook will also introduce Messenger for Mac and Windows and launch a feature called "Product Catalogue" for WhatsApp Business. PayPal Holdings Inc. will process payments for purchases made directly inside Marketplace, according to a company spokesperson.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jackson 5: 5 keys to the Celtics beating Milwaukee
May 01, 2019 - 06:28
In Game 1 against Indiana, Morris' 20-point scorcher single-handedly willed the Celtics through an anxious opener. Major credit is due to the Clippers for playing with so much heart and giving the Warriors a run for their money.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mozambique: Rains prompt flooding fears after Cyclone Kenneth
May 01, 2019 - 05:59
Flights and helicopters were now grounded, making access "virtually impossible", said Nicholas Finney from Save the Children. But rains started again and conditions were too risky for the next flight to take off, the United Nations said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thrilling comeback sees Osaka into Stuttgart semi-final
May 01, 2019 - 04:24
Osaka said she had broken the news that she was in pain to her team after her dramatic comeback against Croatia's Vekic on Friday. Finally, it became Azarenka that blinked first, a spate of free mistakes handing Pliskova the lone smash at 6-4 to take the set.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zuckerberg jokes about Facebook's privacy record in launching redesign
May 01, 2019 - 03:25
Users will still be able to see how many likes their photos get, but the number won't appear at the bottom of each post. It's basically the Messenger mobile app blown up for Windows and macOS computers, which should come in handy for some.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mueller calls out Barr over how his findings were released
May 01, 2019 - 03:22
The report was later released in a redacted form to the public and to Congress. The House Judiciary Committee also requested that Barr testify.