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UPDATE: Measles Outbreak

Updated: Friday, April 19 2013, 03:45 PM EDT
Public health officials from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are working with local health departments to investigate and control an outbreak of measles.

To date, 8 cases have been confirmed in North Carolina, 7 in Stokes County and 1 in Orange County. 

There are known exposures in many other counties including several in western North Carolina. 

Local public health departments in these counties are contacting those who might have been exposed to these cases and providing vaccine to limit the spread of infection.

Buncombe County Department of Health is alerting the public and health providers about the outbreak in North Carolina in order to prompt action needed to prevent an outbreak in Buncombe. 

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