Maryland state health officials have reported the fourth measles case in a Maryland resident.
The Maryland Department of Health has advised that people might have been exposed to measles at the following locations at the following times:
- 4000 Old Court Road in Pikesville, MD on:
- Tuesday, April 2 from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.
- Sunday, April 14 from 10:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 16 from 9:15 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.
- Market Maven (1630 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville) on Sunday, April 14 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Seven Mile Market (201 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville) on Sunday, April 14 from 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Measles cases in Maryland have been localized to a small geographic area within zip codes 21208, 21209 and 21215.
“While the outbreak is currently localized to a small area of the state, the best way to prevent measles in Maryland, or anywhere people might travel, is through vaccination,” said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Frances B. Phillips, RN, MHA. “We continue to encourage all Marylanders to get vaccinated or check with their health care providers to ensure they and their families are up-to-date on vaccinations.”
Maryland saw just one measles case at this time in 2018 and 2017.
From January 1 to April 11, 2019, 555 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 20 states. This is the second-greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in 2000.
Measles can be prevented with MMR vaccine. The MMR vaccine is very safe and effective. Two doses of MMR vaccine are about 97% effective at preventing measles; one dose is about 93% effective.
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