Northeastern Iowan infected with measles

Iowa News

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCAU) – A northeastern Iowan is the first confirmed case of measles in the state since 2011, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. 

They said the individual was tested from the State Hygienic Lab. The individual was unvaccinated. They had recently returned from Israel, where measles transmission is occurring. They are cooperating with public health officials.

Officials are following up with others that may have been exposed to make sure they are vaccinated against the disease. They do not believe there is any threat to the public. 

The Iowa Department of Public Health askes that reseidents to make sure their vaccines are up-to-date as this is the first case of measles in Iowa since 2011.

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