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Mariposa County Addresses Measles Outbreak

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about the recent outbreak of measles and advising those who visited certain locations in Fresno recently and have not had the disease or the vaccination to take steps to prevent infection.

A measles case in a man in his 40’s was confirmed on Jan. 27, 2015 in nearby Fresno County.

Measles is a highly infectious disease, and can cause severe and fatal illness in people that have never had the disease, have not been vaccinated, or cannot be vaccinated.

If you have never had measles, have not been vaccinated against measles, or cannot be vaccinated against measles AND you are a Mariposa County Resident that visited one of the following locations on Sunday, Jan. 25, the Sheriff’s Office urges you to contact the Mariposa County Health Department as soon as possible:

  • Fashion Fair Mall in Fresno between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Win Co Foods on Kings Canyon and Peach in Fresno between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Please call the Mariposa County Health Department at 209-966-3689 or 800-459-4466 immediately.

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