In a follow-up on the measles situation in Moscow, Idaho, Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) announced that it has received confirmation of a second case of measles in a Latah County resident.
The initial case was a child too young to be immunized and the second case is a family member that was partially immunized due to age. The newest case was also exposed to measles while travelling internationally.
There has been no spread of measles to the general public in Latah County or Idaho at this time. Public Health – Idaho North Central District continues to collaborate with Gritman Medical Center and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to respond and control any additional transmission.
These are the first measles cases confirmed in Idaho since 2001.
Nationally, through June 6, 2019, 1,022 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 28 states. This is an increase of 41 cases from the previous week. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1992 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.
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