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Sullivan County Takes Measles Precautions Ahead Of Summer Season

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With ongoing measles outbreaks in Rockland County and New York City, Sullivan County is preparing for the summer months when there is a large influx of visitors and second homeowners.

Sullivan County Public Health Services staff have been meeting with area healthcare providers, school officials, first responders and hospital staff to discuss preparations to limit the spread of measles in the coming months. In particular, the public health services staff strongly recommends that summer camp owners and directors, visitors, parents and guardians review the vaccination status of campers, employees and children. Sullivan reported two confirmed cases of measles March 14 and public health services staff have been conducting investigations on several additional residents who were exposed to individuals from New York City who tested positive for measles.

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