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Measles outbreak

A Measles outbreak has been spreading across the state of Washington and now there are three confirmed cases in California.

Posted: Mar 7, 2019 5:47 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif.-- Measles is a highly contagious infection that can be spread through coughing or sneezing. This infection outbreak has been spreading across the state of Washington and now there are three confirmed cases in California.

The first case of Measles was reported in San Francisco on Tuesday for the first time since 2013.

The Santa Clara health department says an airline passenger who had measles exposed two other passengers to the virus on the flight.

Health officials in Butte County say the risk to the general public is low but still want people to get vaccinated if they haven't already. 

"Its not too late to vaccinate, typically the vaccination is the first dose is given at one year of age but if a teenager or even an adult, you can go ahead and get that vaccination," said Lisa Almageur, communications manager of the Butte County Public Health. 

According to Santa Clara Health department, an early MMR vaccine, also known as the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine is reccommended for infants when they are six to eleven monthes old.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 302484

Reported Deaths: 6859
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1249923690
Riverside23334533
Orange21517402
San Diego18402415
San Bernardino17414304
Imperial7654127
Fresno762787
Alameda7407146
San Joaquin606567
Kern597989
Santa Clara5678166
Tulare5509148
Sacramento493278
Stanislaus436450
Contra Costa435788
San Francisco414550
Ventura409353
Santa Barbara386829
San Mateo3787111
Marin322730
Kings285539
Monterey234317
Solano198527
Merced179312
Sonoma151914
Placer99311
San Luis Obispo8774
Madera8578
Yolo80228
Santa Cruz5063
Napa4664
Sutter3374
Butte3194
San Benito3112
El Dorado2920
Lassen2690
Shasta1766
Yuba1633
Humboldt1614
Glenn1590
Nevada1591
Mendocino1070
Colusa1030
Lake1011
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Tuolumne600
Del Norte580
Mono491
Amador360
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
Alpine20
Trinity20
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