Friday, March 15, 2019

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Two measles cases reported in Sullivan County

MONTICELLO – Two confirmed cases of measles have been reported in Sullivan County residents, the county Public Health Department reported.

The individuals are considered to have been contagious from March 4 to March 12.

They lived during that time primarily in Sullivan County, but did spend time in and traveled to Brooklyn where there is an ongoing measles outbreak. Sullivan Public Health Director Nancy DeGraw the situation is being watched carefully.

“We have one positive measles case and one probable and there is no known community exposure at this time,” DeGraw said. “Staff has been very busy doing the investigation and we are working in conjunction with the state health department.”

Sullivan County, New York City Health Department and state Department of Health are working to contact those suspected of having been exposed during that contagious period.

There are no known exposures to Sullivan County residents at this time.

In adjacent Orange County, a few cases have been confirmed, but further south, in Rockland County, 147 confirmed cases have been reported since the October outbreak.


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