No measles in Virginia this year

January 31, 2015 12:03 AM

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The measles outbreak linked to the Disneyland theme park in California has spread to 14 states and Mexico since December, but has not shown up in Virginia, according to a state health official.

Still, "It's very important for people to be up to date with their vaccinations," said Sandy Sommer, epidemiologist for the division of immunization in the Virginia Department of Health. "If you don't know, or you've lost your record, there's no harm in getting re-vaccinated."

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