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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.

Cases: 1246042

Reported Deaths: 19304
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles4083967700
San Bernardino941061129
Riverside877221443
San Diego834211019
Orange793431577
Kern41957448
Fresno38712488
Sacramento37884581
Santa Clara35457482
Alameda29972514
San Joaquin25920509
Contra Costa24475261
Stanislaus22399426
Tulare20913312
Ventura20308183
Imperial16364356
Monterey15837122
San Francisco15639160
San Mateo14614170
Sonoma12319157
Merced12175181
Santa Barbara11602136
Kings1136687
Solano1073181
Marin7808129
Placer666471
Madera634686
San Luis Obispo631138
Shasta513250
Yolo493077
Santa Cruz455828
Butte414860
Sutter356517
Napa309118
El Dorado25464
Lassen21603
Yuba215810
San Benito192917
Tehama172425
Mendocino159423
Nevada13489
Tuolumne10558
Glenn95410
Lake95120
Humboldt9199
Colusa7376
Siskiyou7223
Amador63816
Mono5493
Calaveras47822
Del Norte3391
Inyo30416
Plumas2200
Trinity1640
Modoc1510
Mariposa1433
Alpine510
Sierra230
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It certainly didn't feel like early December around northern California this afternoon with plentiful sunshine and much warmer than average highs. A cold front is approaching, but we unfortunately don't have rain or snow in our forecast.
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