County Officials Say Two Suspected Measles Cases; None Confirmed
City Times Staff
Officials from the Portage Co. Health Dept. confirmed late Thursday afternoon there are two suspected cases of measles at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital.
County Health Officer Gary Garske said both suspected cases are being being tested.
“But currently, we do not have any confirmed cases of the measles in Portage County,” Garske said. “Those suspected cases are in isolation and my staff is working with all close contacts at this time.”
Garske added anyone with concerns or questions should call the county’s health hotline at (715) 345-5907.
Garske said reisdents who’ve already had the measles, or have been vaccinated for the disease, are at a low risk of getting sick.
“It’s the ones who haven’t been vaccinated we’re worried about,” he said. “If you have concerns, you should call the hotline, which we monitor all the time, or talk to your health care provider.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the most recent confirmed case of the measles in Wisconsin was reported last February.
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