Health officials in Monroe County, NY are reported Thursday on a confirmed measles case in an unvaccinated female toddler, according to a Democrat and Chronicle report.
This is the first case of measles in Monroe County since 2014.
According to health officials, she likely contracted on an international trip to an area that was in the midst of a measles outbreak.
The child was seen at Rochester Immediate Care and county health workers got in touch with everyone who was there during the time the child was there. The child was otherwise isolated.
The family is vaccinated and it’s not clear whether the child was eligible for vaccination.
In an update on the measles outbreak in Rockland County, health officials report 105 confirmed cases as of Jan. 4.
Measles is one of the most contagious viruses on earth; one measles infected person can give the virus to 18 others. In fact, 90% of unvaccinated people exposed to the virus become infected. You can catch measles just by being in a room where a person with measles has been, up to 2 hours after that person is gone. And you can catch measles from an infected person even before they have a measles rash.
According to the CDC as of December 1, 2018, 292 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 26 states and the District of Columbia.
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