Measles Cases in Arizona

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Measles outbreaks highlight the importance of vaccination

By | January 29th, 2019|Preparedness|

Earlier this week, the State of Washington declared a public health emergency due to a measles outbreak that has infected nearly 40 people to date. Luckily, no Arizonans have been infected with measles associated with this outbreak, but the fact that measles outbreaks still occur underscores the importance of up-to-date vaccination for all children. ADHS [...]

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Confirmed Measles Cases in Arizona

By | May 27th, 2016|Preparedness|

Arizona has confirmed two cases of measles associated with an Eloy Detention Center this week. Measles is one of the most communicable diseases there is- 90% of non-immune people exposed to measles will get the disease . It’s a viral disease of the upper respiratory system that is spread in the air and through droplet [...]

Additional Measles Cases Found this Week

By | January 28th, 2015|Preparedness, Prevention|

Last week I wrote about the 5 measles cases that we had identified as part of the nationwide Disneyland outbreak.  Four of the AZ cases were among an unvaccinated Pinal County family that had visited Disneyland.  This week over 1000 contacts were identified among our now 7 measles cases.  Here’s a quick summary: One of [...]