First Measles Case Reported in Oklahoma Since 1997

March 28, 2015 7:01 AM

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health has just reported the state’s first case of measles since 1997. The person diagnosed with the virus had been recently travelling abroad and is the spouse of a current Oklahoma State University student who does not live on campus. Of course, no other details about this person has been released yet, as investigation into the matter continues.

Measles, as you may well know, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It had been largely considered eradicated in the United States back in the year 2000. Of course, a recent string of measles cases have popped up all over the United States, indicating that the end of the vir...

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