Health Officials Put Four Under Home Quarantine After Exposure To Measles
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi officials are monitoring four residents exposed to measles in Tennessee.
The health department says in a statement the four are under home quarantine but did not say where.
They had not been vaccinated for the potentially deadly disease.
State epidemiologist Thomas Dobbs says those who haven’t been vaccinated are most at risk of the highly contagious, airborne disease.
The department says any child 12 months of age or older should get vaccinations. Those who have been exposed should call the department if they develop a fever or rash within 21 days.
The Mississippi residents had been exposed to measles in Shelby County. It shares a border with north Mississippi and is experiencing an outbreak that began in early April.
Tennessee has reported six confirmed measles cases as of Tuesday.