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Local Measles Case Just Second in State This Year

State, local, and even national public health officials are concerned, after a confirmed case of measles has shown up in Nevada County. County Public Health Officer Doctor Ken Cutler says a student at Yuba River Charter School was diagnosed with measles on March 17. That student, and many of that child’s classmates, have not been vaccinated…

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The kids who have not been immunized will now have to stay home until April 8. Most of those kids who have not had their shots are because of what are called ‘personal belief exemptions’. Those have been outlawed this year, but County Superintendent of Schools Holly Hermanson says the new law, though, only goes into effect gradually…

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Nevada County has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the state, and exemptions are much more common at Yuba River Charter School. This is only the second measles case in all of California this year, so Kathleen Herriman with the state Department of Public Health says it sends up a red flag…

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The Centers for Disease Control has also been notified. The child contracted measles while traveling overseas with family. Officials would not disclose which country, and also did not reveal the child’s gender or grade.

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