Measles outbreak is a reminder to check vaccinations

May 30, 2014 4:13 AM

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Measles outbreak is a reminder to check vaccinations

VAN WERT — There have been no cases in Van Wert County, But officials at the Van Wert County Health Department say it is a good idea to exercise caution during an outbreak of measles. Checking vaccinations is also recommended since most of those persons with the disease were not vaccinated against measles.

The disease, which has not claimed a single life in this country since 2003 has hit a 20-year high. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed the number of cases in the country diagnosed at around 307 since the beginning of 2014. Those statistics were released on Thursday. In O...

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