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Measles outbreak: health officials continue to investigate cluster

Health officials are continuing to investigate a cluster of 11 measles cases in the North State.

Posted: Apr. 5, 2019 11:52 AM
Updated: Apr. 12, 2019 2:51 PM

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Health officials are continuing to investigate a cluster of 11 measles cases in the North State.

Since March 24, there have been 11 confirmed measles cases in Northern California including six in Butte County, three in Placer County, one in Tehama County and one in Shasta County. 

Tehama Health officials said that if the county does not receive any additional cases between now and April 11, the county will consider itself cleared of the threat of additional measles cases. 

The following locations have been identified as possible locations for public exposure to the measles in Tehama, Shasta, Placer and Butte Counties. 

According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, the number of measles cases in 2019 is the second largest amount in the last 9 years. 

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