Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Measles Outbreak?

One of the moms (Karen) who blogs online at dc-urban-moms.com posted an alert that came from officials with Montgomery County. Apparently there was a person treated in the Shady Grove Emergency Department or Short Stay Unit that was infected with measles. There have already been four cases reported related to this unvaccinated adult.

Here is the story from the web.

I am sure you are all aware that anyone who is pregnant should be very careful to not be exposed to the measles. This terrible disease has been nearly eradicated in the United States. These are the first infections in Montgomery County since 1993.

If you were at Shady Grove on these dates, officials say that you need to seek testing and preventative treatment.

* April 5, from 8 p.m. to April 6, 2 a.m.
* April 6, from 4 p.m. to April 7, 5 a.m.
* April 7, from 3 a.m. to April 7, 10 p.m. (in the short stay unit of SGAH)

This points out the importance of immunizations. Does anyone have a good link to a list of recommended immunizations?


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