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Health officials declare end of measles outbreak in Butte County

Butte County Public Health announced Monday that the measles outbreak has successfully ended.

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 12:51 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Public Health announced Monday that the measles outbreak has successfully ended.

A total of 13 cases have been confirmed in the county since the outbreak started on March 24, 2019. 

RELATED: Cases by county

According to health officials, the outbreak was considered contained after two incubation periods passed since the last case. The incubation period for measles is 7-21 days and is the time period when someone exposed to measles may develop symptoms.

Although the outbreak has been contained in the county, public health officials are reminding the community that measles outbreaks are occurring throughout California and in many parts of the United States, with active transmission occurring in high rates in many parts of the world. 

RELATED: Symptoms, measles prevention techniques

They encourage anyone who is not vaccinated, or is unsure of their vaccination status, to receive an MMR vaccine to ensure they are protected.

For more information about measles in the county, visit Butte County Public Health's website by CLICKING HERE. 

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