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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: 783313

Reported Deaths: 15018
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Los Angeles2598176330
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino52287908
Orange518731127
San Diego44293796
Kern31261350
Fresno27560355
Sacramento21171375
Alameda20494374
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San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16289332
Contra Costa15734199
Tulare15599256
Ventura12236143
Imperial11558314
San Francisco1069697
San Mateo9522143
Monterey936066
Santa Barbara8846110
Merced8750134
Kings726877
Sonoma6998114
Marin6557112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer342841
San Luis Obispo336027
Yolo274054
Butte273835
Santa Cruz21898
Sutter164210
Napa160413
San Benito129011
Yuba11187
El Dorado10644
Mendocino83318
Lassen7310
Shasta66814
Glenn5503
Colusa5096
Nevada5066
Tehama4904
Humboldt4826
Lake45910
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
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