Durham County Department of Public Health is working closely with the North Carolina Division of Public Health Immunization Branch to address a possible case of measles. The investigation is ongoing and we will keep the public informed as new information arises.
Measles is preventable through safe and effective measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Two doses are recommended for most individuals, with the first dose given at age 12-15 months and the second prior to kindergarten entry (age 4-6 years). One dose of the MMR vaccine is 93% effective against measles, and two doses of MMR vaccine are 97% effective.
For more information about the measles, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html.
For additional questions, please dial (919) 560-HELP.
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