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    Posted: April 08 2018 at 10:15am

Measles Outbreak In Santa Clara County: Five Cases Confirmed So Far

7 April 2018, 11:0

There are now five confirmed cases of measles in Santa Clara County and another one in Alameda County, health officials said.

All the cases involve patients who haven't been shot with the proper vaccines, according to George Han of the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health, who refused to give out personal information of the patients because of doctor-patient confidentiality protections.

He did say, however, that the public threat is very low, suggesting the outbreak will not further worsen. Still, he mentions that the six cases being closely linked is odd, especially since America has mostly gotten rid of the virus over the years.

"It's pretty uncommon because measles has been eliminated in this country for some time now due to our high vaccination rates," he said.

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