State health officials have confirmed a case of measles in northern Indiana.
The County previously had 12 recorded cases of measles in 2018-19, the department said on Wednesday, April 3.
Since March 24, there have been eight confirmed measles cases in Northern California including four in Butte County, three in Placer County and one in Tehama County.
Individuals may have also been exposed at two Angola, Indiana locations last Saturday, March 30th.
For global travel, infants as young as 6 months should be vaccinated against measles. A single dose of measles vaccine protects about 95 percent of children, but after two doses, nearly 100 percent are immune.
"People planning to travel overseas should make sure they are protected from measles".
Measles is highly contagious.
More than 93 percent of people who receive a single dose of MMR will develop immunity to the disease, and more the 97 percent is protected after a second dose.
The measles virus spreads readily to unvaccinated people through coughing, sneezing and mouth secretions, officials said. The infected individuals range in age from 8 months to 63 years old.
Measles begins with a fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes usually about 7 to 10 days after exposure but can occur up to 21 days after exposure.
Measles, according to the letter, is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that is spread by direct person-to-person contact and through the air. Talk to your healthcare provider to determine if immune globulin is right for you and if it is available. Be prepared to describe your symptoms and alert your doctor if you think you have been in contact with an infected person.
For more information about measles, visit https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2170/ and http://www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html .
People who should not get the vaccine include those who are pregnant, immune-compromised, or allergic to a component of the MMR vaccine, Ryan said.