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Walworth County measles confirmed

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Gazette Staff
April 25, 2008
— A suspected case of measles in Walworth County has been confirmed.

The Department of Health and Family Services last week listed one case in Racine County and one in Walworth County as probable, but spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says laboratory tests now have confirmed they are measles.


That brings the state total to six, with three cases in Milwaukee County and one each in Racine, Walworth and Waukesha counties. These are the state’s first confirmed measles cases since 2005.


Marquis said in an e-mail that one case of rubella also has been confirmed in Waukesha County.


She said all the infected people have recovered and no longer are showing symptoms, but the state still recommends people get vaccinated.


To find out the location and times of Rock County immunization clinics or if you need to know the status of your child’s immunization, call the health department in Janesville at (608) 757-5440 or in Beloit at (608) 364-2010.


For Walworth County information, call the department of health & human services at (262) 741-3200.


Immunization records also may be accessed online at http://dhfsWIR.org. Accessing records on the Wisconsin Immunization Program Web site requires a Social Security or Medicaid ID number.



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