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Measles Update


March 14, 2019

Courtesy of PR County Health Nurse Darlynn Williams

As of February 28, 2019, 206 cases of measles have been reported to CDC from 11 states. There currently are NO cases of measles in Montana. Most cases in 2019 are part of a large outbreak in Clark County, Washington. Given the proximity of this outbreak to Montana, we may have travelers to and from the area, which could increase the risk of exposure to Montana residents.

Measles is an extremely contagious virus that can be dangerous, especially for young children. The measles virus can survive in a room for up to two hours after an inf...

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