The number of measles cases stemming from an outbreak at a private detention center has increased to 11 confirmed cases.
State health officials announced the potential exposure area has been expanded; they said some of the people with measles may have exposed others within Maricopa and Pinal counties.
Officials first announced the outbreak at an Eloy facility on Thursday along with the first two confirmed cases, bringing Saturday's total to ten, but on Monday they increased the total to 11.
Click on each point in the map below to see the location's possible measles exposure windows:
Officials say the newly identified public exposure includes the following:
Officials say previously reported exposures include the following:
A fever, red, watery eyes and a runny nose compliment the red rash that is raised and blotchy and a hallmark of those infected with measles. Those who think they may have the disease are asked to call their doctor before going in to warn that they may have measles.
Anyone who has received two MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines or were born before 1957 and received one MMR vaccine are immune to contracting measles.
For further information on on measles, click here . Community members can call (602) 839-2275 with outbreak-related questions.