First case of measles reported in Pennsylvania

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PITTSBURGH (WKBN) – The worst measles outbreak in a quarter of a century has made its way to western Pennsylvania. The first case in the state this year was reported in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, according to WTAE.

The Allegheny County Health Department is warning people who live in and visit the city about an adult case of measles.

According to the department, the patient is not vaccinated and recently traveled outside of the country.

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The concern now is that this person was potentially contagious for over a week before getting treated and released from a Pittsburgh-area hospital on Monday.

Babies younger than a year old, people who have not been vaccinated and people from parts of the world where there are low vaccination rates have the highest risk of getting measles.

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