Milwaukee Confirms 1st Measles Case Of 2011

Posted Thursday, September 8, 2011 --- 5:25 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee health officials say a child is hospitalized with a confirmed case of measles.

It's the city's first confirmed case of measles in 2011. The last confirmed case of measles in Milwaukee was in 2008.

Health officials tell the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the child is a refugee whose family moved to the city recently.

The Milwaukee Health Department is urging Milwaukee area health-care professionals to keep an eye out for the appearance of measles cases in the coming weeks and to report all suspected cases.

Officials also are urging measles vaccinations for people who have not been vaccinated. City residents who are uninsured or do not have a medical provider can receive vaccinations at Milwaukee Health Department health centers starting Thursday at the Northwest Health Center.

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