Baltimore (WJZ) – More than 700 cases of measles were confirmed in U.S.- and four of them are in the state of Maryland.
This is the highest level in the United States since the disease was declared eradicated in 2000.
Now the question is, with & # 39; whether or not people should receive a booster shot or not.
The doctors said that if someone has documents confirming they have received two shots when they were younger- they must be protected from getting infectious diseases.
These are people who have been vaccinated in the early and mid-60s, who might want to think about getting one.
"Even if I had shot with the flash that occurs, I do not know, I would probably consider another shot to be honest with you," said Sharon X & # 39; SW.
The highly contagious virus is sweeping the country coast to coast with 704 cases confirmed so far in 2019.
If the contract is, symptoms begin as a cold, and then turns into a rash, fever and mouth ulcers.
Doctors said that adults vaccinated against the virus as children can only be partially immune.
"People are most vulnerable or those that we have to worry about with the & # 39; are people born in the 60's 70's, which may have got one shot, and between 1963 and 1968, we were giving a different measles shot, we know, has not been effective, "said Dr. Miriam Alexander, a health LifeBridge.
Dr. Alexander said that people born before 1989, you may need a second booster shot of the vaccine due to changes in recommendations.
In the past, a single dose was given to children, compared with the recommended two shots given to children today.
As for people 62 years and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that they must be insured.
"We expect those born before 1957 was actually a measles-like illness and have been exposed to enough that they have immunity," said Dr. Alexander.
The doctors said that if you are not sure if you've got your measles Shot check your medical records for two records or ask your doctor for a blood test.