Unidentified patient contracts measles after an 18-year history in Oklahoma

March 28, 2015 9:55 AM

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Unidentified patient contracts measles after an 18-year history in Oklahoma

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared that measles was over in the United States in 2000, but recent events that followed the Disneyland outbreak of the disease last December have shown that this is far from the case.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health just made public the fact that an individual has contracted measles in the state – the last of which was reported in 1997. The unidentified person had traveled abroad and only returned to the US sick with measles.

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