San Bernardino County Sees Its First Measles Case of the Year
Health officials in San Bernardino have confirmed the first case of measles in the county this year, the Los Angeles Times reports. The patient is an 8-month-old baby who had traveled overseas.
The typical age for measles immunization is one year, but officials have been recommending vaccinations for some babies over six months old who are traveling out of the country. The San Diego baby had not yet been vaccinated.
The United States is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in decades. There have been at least 1,095 cases so far this year, compared to 372 cases in all of 2018. California has seen 55 cases. Vaccination rates have also dropped as a growing number of parents seek medical exemptions for their children.