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Arizona Measles Outbreak Winding Down

By    |   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 04:28 PM

The measles outbreak in Arizona appears to be over, according to the state’s health director.
 
As of Feb. 11, seven cases of measles out of the more than 100 reported nationwide had occurred in Arizona. "We appear to be out of the woods,” said Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services.
 
He credited the state’s vaccination rate for the wind down of the disease. “The community is very well vaccinated which likely helped stop measles in its tracks,” Humble said.
 
“Working together, our county health departments and healthcare facilities that saw cases put in a tremendous amount of overtime and resources to identify, notify, and follow up hundreds of contacts, vaccinate many of them, limit exposures and monitor them for 21 days.”
 
The measles outbreak, however, is still a threat in California and other states. 

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The measles outbreak in Arizona appears to be over, according to the state's health director. As of Feb. 11, seven cases of measles out of the more than 100 reported nationwide had occurred in Arizona. We appear to be out of the woods," said Will Humble, director of the...
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