It’s time to get on the front lines, says Dr. Mark F. Smith, who’s seen patients get vaccinated in the U.S. and Canada.
“We know that there is a high risk of measles and that we can mitigate that risk with vaccines,” he says.
The main thing to watch for is whether you’ve got a personal protective equipment kit.
It’s often important to have one because a person who’s not vaccinated can spread the virus to others.
If you do have a kit, you’ll want to make sure you’re not going to be exposed to anything other than the vaccine, says F. Scott Thomsen, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
A vaccine is the best way to prevent transmission, says Thomsens, but the vaccine is also the only way to stop the spread of the disease.
That means if you’ve been vaccinated, you need to keep that up.
Here’s how to protect your family and friends from the new virus.
How to stay safe and contagious The virus has spread quickly among children and adults in parts of the world, with more than a million people infected so far.
People can get sick from the same person in two ways.
The first is from the person who had the virus before they got the vaccine.
The second is when the virus gets into their saliva, the mucus that makes up their mouth.
The virus can spread easily from person to person, and there is no way to know which person is the infected person.
To avoid catching the virus, keep your mouth closed and use an antibacterial mouthwash.
And be sure to take the shot, which can reduce the risk of catching the disease, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What to do if you get measles A child who has been vaccinated may be at risk of contracting the disease from someone who had it before they received the vaccine or from someone else.
But people with measles symptoms, including fever, cough, runny nose, and red or swollen eyes, should see a doctor and stay home for six to eight days.
That can give your child enough time to recover and get vaccinated.
If symptoms persist or if you have other symptoms that may include fever, chills, or a sore throat, call your doctor.