Saturday, January 17, 2015

Third Utah Resident Tests Positive for Measles

(Salt Lake City, UT) – A third Utah County resident has tested positive for measles. The individual is under the age of 18 and was in contact with the two people who became ill after traveling to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park in mid-December. This person was unimmunized, but did receive an MMR vaccine after the original cases became ill.  The three Utah cases are part of a larger outbreak being investigated in California. 

The new case was under quarantine during their infectious period, and as a result, would not have exposed anyone else to the virus.  

For more information about the current outbreak, visit:

The best way to protect yourself and your family from measles – as well as many other preventable diseases – is to be fully immunized. Children and adults can receive vaccinations for diseases such as measles, pertussis, and influenza, which protect not only themselves, but helps to limit the spread of disease in the community.  
For general information on vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases, please visit, or call the Utah Department of Health Immunization hotline at 1-800-275-0659, or your local health department.

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Media Contact:
Lance Madigan
Utah County Health Department

Rebecca Ward
Utah Department of Health