Measles outbreaks have recently been reported across the U.S. I’m a doctor ＆ assistant health director with the Louisiana Department of Health. AMA about measles and vaccines!
Concern over measles, a condition that had been declared eliminated in the United States almost 20 years ago, is growing. My name is Dr. Joseph Kanter, and I am the assistant health director for the Louisiana Department of Health and oversee the parish health units in the Greater New Orleans-area. So far, Louisiana has not reported any measles cases, but the proximity of Measles cases reported in Houston has drawn attention to the importance of getting vaccinated.
AMA about Measles and vaccines!
Joining me is Maria Clark, NOLA.com | The Times- Picayune health reporter .who has written about the Measles outbreak. We’ll be responding from u/NOLAnews, and each of us will attach our name to the responses.
EDIT: Dr. Kanter needs to sign off for now, but will jump back in later to answer more questions. Thanks for joining us!