Safety

Arizona hit with measles outbreak

OSHA Healthcare Connection, April 15, 2008

The CDC issued a health advisory April 2 detailing the efforts to control a measles outbreak in Arizona. There have been nine confirmed cases of measles and two suspected cases, as well as hundreds of contacts under investigation, according to the health advisory.

Investigations have linked the outbreak to an adult visiting from Switzerland, where an outbreak of the measles is ongoing. The confirmed cases:

  • Include ages ranging from 10 months to 50 years old
  • Were infected in healthcare settings, with one exception
  • Were all unvaccinated at the time of exposure
  • Include one healthcare worker

Click here to read the health advisory.

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