Measles case reported in Iowa, first since 2011 – KCCI Des Moines

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Measles case reported in Iowa, first since 2011 – KCCI Des Moines

The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting the first case of measles detected in the state since 2011.Health officials said a Northeastern Iowan was confirmed to be infected with measles. “The individual was unvaccinated and recently returned from Israel, where measles transmission is occurring. The individual has cooperated with public health officials. Public health officials are following up with potentially exposed persons to ensure they are vaccinated against measles; however, at this time there is no indication there is any threat to the public.”Health officials confirmed it is the first case of measles in Iowa since 2011. State health officials say the case “serves as a reminder for all Iowans to ensure their vaccinations are up-to-date. Vaccines prevent diseases and save lives.”

The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting the first case of measles detected in the state since 2011.

Health officials said a Northeastern Iowan was confirmed to be infected with measles.

“The individual was unvaccinated and recently returned from Israel, where measles transmission is occurring. The individual has cooperated with public health officials. Public health officials are following up with potentially exposed persons to ensure they are vaccinated against measles; however, at this time there is no indication there is any threat to the public.”

Health officials confirmed it is the first case of measles in Iowa since 2011.

State health officials say the case “serves as a reminder for all Iowans to ensure their vaccinations are up-to-date. Vaccines prevent diseases and save lives.”

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