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Is Measles outbreak out of control in Ohio


Norwalk Reflector Staff, Ohio
June 12, 2014

The state's measles cases have spread from north-central Ohio to southwestern Ohio, a development that has state health officials worried that an already fast-moving outbreak is spinning out of their control.

Huron County Health Commissioner Tim Hollinger said no cases have been reported in Huron County. Local doctors or hospital officials would report cases to the department.

As a precaution, county health officials have been vaccinating the southern portion of the county's Mennonite population. Hollinger said the measles have been spreading in the Mennonite and the Amish populations.

"That's why we want to get down to our population and get as many of them vaccinated as we (can)," Hollinger said.

Hollinger added his department has been providing vaccines to that population ever since the outbreak started about a month ago. Click here to read the complete story.

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