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Arizona measles outbreak comes to an end after three months

Posted at 4:34 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 22:11:46-04

Several state agencies on Monday announced the end of the measles outbreak, which lasted three months, in Arizona. 

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the outbreak has come to an end as the potential exposure date has been reached. 

There were 22 confirmed cases of measles; all were traced back to a private detention facility in Eloy. 

Thirteen detainees, as well as nine staff members, were infected. Of those cases, only one was reported in Maricopa County while the rest were reported in Pinal County. 

Officials are still investigating the first case of measles in the facility. 

Health officials encourage the public to receive two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to prevent measles. More information is available here.

Further information on the outbreak is available here.