Measles spreading in North Carolina outbreak

A measles outbreak that began last month in North Carolina appears to be spreading. Public health officials are now investigating 19 cases of measles in Stokes, Orange, and Polk counties. Since the outbreak began, state and local public health authorities have also notified people who may have been exposed in Forsyth, Guilford, and Chatham counties. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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