Health officials announce interruption in Butte County measles outbreak

Butte County Public Health announced that the recent measles outbreak in the county has been interrupted.

Posted: May 16, 2019 1:39 PM
Updated: May 16, 2019 1:40 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Public Health announced that the recent measles outbreak in the county has been interrupted. This means that there have not been any additional cases identified in recent weeks. 

Health officials said that if no additional cases occur, the outbreak will be declared over on June 2, 2019. This allows two incubation periods to pass since the lass case was identified. 

The incubation period for measles, which is the time period when someone may be exposed, is 7 to 21days. 

Health officials still encourage people to ensure their vaccination status and speak with a health care provider if they experience measles symptoms. 

For more information about measles in Butte County, CLICK HERE

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