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Measles outbreak: Q&A with Butte County Public Health

Lisa Almaguer with Butte County Public Health discussed the current state of the measles outbreak and also responded to questions regarding the virus.

Posted: Mar. 29, 2019 12:17 PM
Updated: Apr. 11, 2019 8:08 AM

Lisa Almaguer with Butte County Public Health discussed the current state of the measles outbreak and also responded to questions regarding the virus.

Almaguer said that there are currently four measles cases in Butte County, which are considered to be a part of the same cluster. 

She said that the best preventative measure for contracting measles is to get the MMR vaccination. The vaccination is 97 percent effective, meaning that three of 100 people can still possible contract the virus. However, she said if those people do contract the virus, their symptoms will be milder. 

Watch the video for more details. 

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