Recommended: Check immunization status immediately and be aware of symptoms

An out-of-state visitor with measles traveled to Northern Arizona. They were potentially contagious from August 6–8, 2018. There are currently no cases of measles in Arizona. However, this visitor may have exposed the public at the following locations during the listed times. As public health continues the investigation, these locations could be expanded. 

Monday, August 6, 2018:

Firefighters on the Coconino National Forest received some help from the monsoon thunderstorms in northern Arizona this week.

The monsoon put spotty rain on the Platypus, Rhino and Surveyor Fires over the weekend, but made up for it Monday with heavier precipitation and may add even more moisture Tuesday with large thunderstorm cells in the area.

The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) was recently contacted regarding an individual in the Oak Creek Canyon area (near Sedona )who was attacked by a fox. CCPHSD Animal Management responded and sent the fox to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) State Laboratory where it tested positive for rabies.

The individual who was exposed is receiving post exposure rabies prophylaxis treatment. CCPHSD is providing signage for area trails, and notifying local businesses in the area.

The Snake Ridge wildfire continues to burn within the fire perimeter with low to moderate intensity. Today firefighters will work to hold and secure all fire lines within the perimeter with no anticipated fire ignition.  Fire managers recognize the potential for lingering smoke and temporary impacts to outlying communities given the lack of air movement and poor ventilation.  Firefighter safety and community health continues to be fire managers’ top priority while working to secure the fire and protect values at risk, including the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) powerline. 


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