Concern over the spread of Measles is growing

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Measles cases have been on the rise throughout the U.S. There is now two confirmed cases in Northeastern Iowa, and if a third case occurs then it will be considered an outbreak in the state. 

KCAU 9 spoke with Siouxland District Health Department to find out who in the area should be receiving vaccinations. According to Heidi Nelson a Public Nurse Clinic Manager, those who are born before 1993 only required to have one vaccination. Those who are born after that date should be receiving two rounds. The first at one year and the second at either 4-6 years of age. 

“Now it is two doses, but if your an adult and you have only had one dose, generally that is okay but if you travel outside the country it is recommended that you have two doses,” said Nelson. 

If you are unsure if you have had the vaccine you can get a blood test done to know if you are immune or if you need to get another vaccine according to Siouxland District Health Department. 

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