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In the Montgomery County Medical Society
PHDMC Offers Measles Update – Encourages VaccinationProvided by MCMS Administration
The current measles outbreak going on in Columbus, Ohio is now up to 50 confirmed cases, with a 40% hospitalization rate. All of the cases are unvaccinated. MCMS has shared a report from Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County with member physicians containing comprehensive information on measles identification, diagnostic testing, case reporting requirements, and prevention and infection control recommendation. There are no cases in Montgomery County so far. PHDMC encourages providers to promote measles vaccination to help bolster immunity for our community. The first dose may be given as early as 12 months of age, and the second dose at 4-6 years. Patients can be reassured that measles vaccines have been around for a long time and millions of doses have been given safely over the past fifty years in the United States.
The Ohio Department of Health provides this information on measles. See here for more information on the Columbus Public Health Dashboard.