The Arizona Department of Health Services is confirming two new cases of measles, bringing the total to 16 cases. The new cases are associated with the private detention facility in Eloy and do not pose a risk to the public. The breakdown of total cases is as follows:
- Pinal County, 15 cases
- Maricopa County, 1 case
No new public exposures have been identified associated with the new case. The Arizona Department of Health Services will update case counts daily at azhealth.gov/measles outbreak.
What to do if you think you have measles:
- If you have a healthcare provider, contact him/her by phone and let them know that you may have been exposed to measles. They will let you know when to visit their office so as not to expose others in the waiting area.
- If you do not have a health care provider, you may need to be seen at your local hospital emergency room or urgent care center. Please call before going to let them know you may have measles.
- For more information on measles’ signs and symptoms or where you may find vaccine, please check with your healthcare provider or your county health department.
Medical questions should be directed to your health care provider. For outbreak-related questions, community members may call 602-839-2275. Visit StopTheSpreadAZ.org to learn more about measles outbreak investigation news and updates.