Arizona upping vigilance against measles; as many as 1,000 exposed

Arizona upping vigilance against measles; as many as 1,000 exposed

[Ed. – Had measles decades ago, right here.  German and “three-day” strains.]

With as many as 1,000 people across three Arizona counties potentially exposed to the measles, state public-health officials are asking people who think they may have come in contact with the virus to isolate themselves. …

To date, officials have confirmed seven cases of measles: five in Pinal County, two in Maricopa County. In addition, health officials in Gila County are working to identify anyone who might have come in contact with one of the Pinal County patients, who visited a hospital there in mid-January.

The possible exposure rate of 1,000 people is tied in large part to those who may have come in contact with 195 children who Maricopa County health officials say were exposed to measles between Jan. 20 and 21 at the Phoenix Children’s East Valley Center in Mesa. …

All three state universities — Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University — require students to provide verification they’ve had two measles vaccinations before they can register for classes.

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