Topic: Campus Health Education Promotion Regarding Measles
Dear Faculty and Staff Members:
Recently, there have been reports that some teenagers in Taiwan are contracting measles and the disease being spread through family gatherings. Faculty and staff members are kindly asked to promote the importance of knowing the related measles prevention measures and getting vaccinated at an appropriate time. Especially if your children, over one year old, have not been vaccinated yet for measles, please do so right away; moreover, do not forget to take your children to receive Type II measles vaccination if they are over five years old.
Measles is a highly contagious virus, especially within four days of exposure. It is easy to get infected through interactions such as international travel, family visit (trips), business activities and other such activities that could bring the disease to Taiwan. Individuals who have not earlier had measles or have not been vaccinated have a higher risk of contracting measles. On the other hand, individuals who already had measles have lifelong immunity. Humans are the only natural host for sustaining measles virus, which is spread through droplet transmission from the nose, throat, and mouth of someone who is infected with the virus.
Centers for Disease Control of Ministry of Health and Welfare recently announced that there is a small percentage of middle aged individuals who were not vaccinated and adolescents who were vaccinated earlier, but whose immunity has deteriorated with age. Thus, if they are infected, they could carry the virus and spread to their families or co-workers. Consequently, it is highly recommend that adults who were born after 1981 receive self-paid MMR vaccine before departing for measles outbreak areas or environments. If you contracted measles naturally, then there is no need for you to receive a vaccination.
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Campus Health Services Section of Student Affairs Division