In 2000, the U.S. eliminated endemic measles transmission, but that may be in jeopardy. This year, we have seen more cases of measles in the first six months than in the last four years. Combined. The majority of the outbreaks have been in the Ohio Amish regions, as well as among vaccine-refusing communities in other states. The common factor among all of the outbreaks is that they started when an unvaccinated individual traveled to another country in the midst of a large measles outbreak, got infected and brought the virus back to be spread around. Another commonality is that the majority of people infected in these outbreaks were either unvaccinated or had unknown vaccination status.
With that in mind, I thought it might be helpful to provide a list of ways (in no particular order) that you and your family can stay safe from this disease.
But isolation isn't for everyone. Luckily, there's another option.
4. Hazmat Suit
|Source: Trelleborg AB|
3. Time Travel
|H.G. Wells' The Time Machine|
Source: Austin Public Library
2. Measles Teas
|Source: Public Health Image Library|
|The safest way to protect your child.|
Source: CDC/Judy Schmidt