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Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ says it is important to make sure you are fully immunized against measles. (Courier, file)

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Pima County experiences Arizona’s first measles case in 2019

Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but scattered outbreaks have occurred in recent years. This year there have been five outbreaks — in New York, Texas, and Washington State for a total of more than 120 cases.

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Health officials warn of measles threat

State and county health officials are warning Northern Arizona residents about the threat of potential exposure to the measles virus after an out-of-state visitor with measles traveled through the area during early August.