BALTIMORE (WJZ) – In the US, more than 700 measles cases have been confirmed – and four are in Maryland.
This is the highest level in the US since the eradication of the disease in 2000
Now the question arises whether people should receive a refresher shot or not.
The doctors said that if someone has documentation that shows they had two shots when they were younger, they should be able to protect themselves from an infectious disease.
These are people who got vaccinated early in the mid-1960s and might want to think about getting one.
"Although I had the shot with the outbreak, I do not know that I would probably consider another one to be honest," she said, to be honest, "said Sharon Hughes.
The highly contagious virus is sweeping the coast from coast to coast with 704 confirmed cases in 201
When it contracts, the symptoms start like a cold and then it turns into rash, fever and mouth sores.  Doctors said adults who have been vaccinated against the virus as children may be only partially immune.
"The most vulnerable people or those we are worried about are the people who were born in the 60s and 70s and possibly got a shot as well. Between 1963 and 1968 we gave another measles shot, who we know is not effective, "said Dr. Miriam Alexander of LifeBridge Health.
Dr Alexander said that people who were born before 1989 may need a second booster vaccination because of changed vaccination recommendations.  In the past, children were given a dose compared to the recommended two shots given to children today.
People over age 62 and over, centers for disease control and prevention say they should be immune.
"We assume that someone born before 1957 actually had measles as a disease and was exposed enough to immunit "Having t, said Dr. Alexander. 19659002] The doctors said if you're not sure if you've shot your measles – check your medical record for two records or ask your doctor for a blood test.