Second case of measles confirmed in northeast Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCAU) – The Iowa Department of Public Health has stated that a second case of measles has been found in northeast Iowa. 

The State Hygienic Lab tested and confirmed the second case. The individual is unvaccinated and lives in the same household as the first person who was found infected. The first person infected had recently returned from Israel and is unvaccinated. 

Public health officials had identified this new individual as part of their initial investigation. They were under voluntary confinement in the home to prevent further exposure. They said this second case was isolated during the diseases incubation period, and there is no current threat to the public. 

Health officials are again asking everyone to make sure their vaccinations are up-to-date.

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