The first measles case for New Jersey involves an infant. The outbreak has now spread to 15 states as of the last counting.
CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported Friday night that health officials confirmed that a 1 year old was infected but has recovered since.
They said the child has not been vaccinated yet. Measles vaccines are usually done when the child is 12 to 15 months old.
The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed more than a 100 measles cases traversing 14 to 15 states at present. The virus keeps popping up everywhere. A lot of people believed that the epidemic which started in Disneyland last December was due to many unvaccinated people who are responsible in spreading it.
In New York, and Bard College Student infected with measles traveled via Penn station riding on an Amtrak train.
Another recent place where the virus has infected is a daycare center 30 miles outside of Chicago. At least 5 children were confirmed to have been infected by the disease. All of them were under one year old.
The outbreak of measles nationwide, has become once more a hot topic with many politicians such as Gov. Chris Christie. He made an announcement early this week.
“All I can say is that we vaccinated ours. That’s the best expression I can give you of my opinion,” he said. “But I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things.”
Christie’s office later clarified his comments, saying “There is no question kids should be vaccinated.”
Even the president have made a pitch for people to have themselves vaccinated. There’s no way however in forcing parents to have themselves and their kids vaccinated because the law has given them an option not to.
However, some states have plan to make tougher laws concerning measles vaccination. Let’s wait and see what happens this coming week.