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 Information From Your School Nurses - Measles
As you are aware, we are experiencing a nationwide measles outbreak that apparently started at Disneyland in California.  AT THE PRESENT TIME, the New York State Department of Health is reporting that in New York State outside of New York City, there are 5 confirmed measles cases in 2014 and 1 confirmed case in 2015.

Measles is highly contagious.  Up to 90% of susceptible persons exposed to an infected person will develop measles. Measles is spread by airborne contact through sneezing and/or coughing and the virus can remain active and contagious for up to 2 hours in the air or on surfaces.

The NYSDOH is STRONGLY recommending that all children age 12 months and older, all Adolescents and Adults who have not been vaccinated SHOULD BE VACCINATED AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY.

Vaccine Recommended Schedule
MMR is the recommended vaccination for prevention of mumps, measles and rubella.  It is given as follows:

1st dose:  12 – 15 months of age
2nd dose:  4 – 6 years of age

Children over one year of age who have received one dose of MMR vaccine and who have recently been exposed to measles infection  OR  who are planning to travel outside the U.S. should receive a second dose of MMR as soon as possible as long as it has been 28 days from the first.

Children 6 – 11 months should receive a dose of MMR vaccine prior to international travel.  This dose will not count as their first dose in the MMR series.  Children who receive MMR vaccine before age 12 months will need two more doses given at the prescribed ages.

AS ALWAYS, contact your pediatrician if you have any questions regarding any of the above information

   

 

Recall of Tainted Peanut Products

Here is the latest news from SnackSafely.com

Advisory: Massive Recall of Peanut Tainted Products;
The items listed below have been recalled due to possible contamination with peanuts and /or peanut products.  If you shop for someone who has an allergy to peanuts, you are being urged to check your pantry for any of these items and not to buy any of these items for the time being.

 

COMPANY NAME

PRODUCT TYPE RECALLED

Adams Flavors, Foods and Ingredients

Spices and seasonings

Adams Flavors, Foods and Ingredients

Bread crumbs

Agri Star Meat & Poultry

Beef franks

B&M, Inc.

Spices and seasonings

Buffalo Provisions

Chicken chorizo

Campos Foods

Chicken

Con Yeager Spice Company

Spice and seasonings

Franklin Farms

Veggie burgers

Fresh Food Manufacturing Co.

Chili

Garcia Foods

Pork sausage

Garden Lites

Veggie products

Hausman Foods

Beef and pork

HEB Meat Center

Pork

Heywood’s Meat Haus & Provision Co.

Pork shoulder

J&B Sausage Co.

Beef & chicken

J&B Sausage Co.

Chicken

Kabob’s Acquisition, Inc.

Beef & chicken

La Flor Products Co.

Ground cumin

Morningstar Farms

Black bean burgers

NAC Foods

Ground cumin

Sentry Food Solutions

Beef & chicken

Shirk’s Meats

Pork sausage

Spice N’More

Cumin powder

Taj Ethnic Gourmet

Spices and seasonings

The Daniel Weaver Company

Beef sausage

US Foods

Beef fajita strips

Zenobia

Ground cumin

Zilk’s Foods

Hummus products

 

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