Information Regarding the Measles Virus
The measles virus has recently been featured heavily in the news media as some communities in the U.S. have been affected by the virus. In the year 2000, a highly effective vaccination program resulted in the eradication of measles in the United States. Unfortunately, the measles virus remains common in other parts of the world and may be brought to the U.S. by unvaccinated travelers. While there have been no reported cases of measles in Camden County, we remain in ongoing contact with the Community Health Department to insure that we have the most current information available about both the spread of measles and any other potential community health concerns.
If you would like more information about the measles virus and the vaccine, your school nurse has fact sheets that are available to you.
There are several websites that are also recommended by the Coastal Health District. They are:
Coastal Health District website, www.gachd.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov
Georgia Department of Public Health, www.dph.ga.gov
Please do not hesitate to contact your school nurse or the Health Services Office if you have questions or if we can be of further assistance.