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Sullivan Has Its First Confirmed Measles Cases Since Outbreak Downstate

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Two measles cases have been confirmed in residents of Sullivan County, New York. This comes amid a measles outbreak in Rockland County.

The two cases are Sullivan’s first since a measles outbreak began in Rockland County in October. The two individuals in Sullivan County’s instance are considered to have been contagious from March 4 to March 12, during which time they resided primarily in Sullivan but did spend time in Brooklyn, where there is a measles outbreak. There are no known exposures to Sullivan County residents at this time. Meantime, Rockland’s number of confirmed measles cases increased to 147 as of March 14. People are unlikely to get measles if they were born before January 1, 1957, have received two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine or have a lab test confirming immunity. Sullivan County Public Health Services has sent an advisory to area health care providers about the measles exposure.

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