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Measles Case Found in Northeast Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health says it has confirmed its first measles case eight years in the northeastern part of the state. Department officials aren’t giving an exact location for the case, saying that doing so could potentially lead to the identification of the patient. They also say that since there is no public health emergency, there’s no need to release additional details. Health officials say the person was not vaccinated and recently came back from Israel, where measles is spreading. Officials confirmed the case over the weekend through testing at the state hygienic lab.  A press release says the infected person is cooperating with the health department. Officials are following up with others who could have potentially been exposed. Measles symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and a rash.

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