• 4 additional measles cases confirmed in Allegheny County

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    PITTSBURGH - The Allegheny County Health Department has confirmed additional cases of measles.

    One case had been confirmed earlier this week, and people who shopped at two grocery stores in the Shadyside area were alerted to possible exposure.

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    Health officials said there are four additional cases, all from the same family. Two children and one adult are visiting from overseas; one other adult is an Allegheny County resident.

    One of the patients visited the Enterprise Rental Car at 2260 Babcock Blvd. on Wednesday, May 1, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on. Anyone who was there until 5 p.m. may have potentially been exposed.

    The final patient's only public exposure was believed to be at Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday, April 16 between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The CDC has told Channel 11 this patient was a child, who flew to Pittsburgh on an international flight from Israel that stopped at Newark International Airport.

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    Health officials said most people are not at risk because they have been immunized or have had measles. Those born before 1957 are considered to be immune.


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    Those most at risk are infants younger than 1-year-old, those who have not been vaccinated and people from parts of the world where there are low vaccination rates.

    Allegheny County has a greater than 95 percent vaccination rate.

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    RESOURCE LINKS

    If you'd like to contact the Allegheny County Health Department for any concerns, click HERE.

    Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HERE.

    Watch THIS video to learn more about measles.


     

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