1,000 Arizonans potentially exposed to measles
Seven cases of measles have been confirmed in Arizona, but officials estimate a thousand others may have been exposed, including 195 children at Phoenix Children’s East Valley Center. Of the confirmed seven cases, two were in Maricopa County, with the other five in Pinal County. Health officials expect these numbers to grow.
These cases have stemmed from the recent Disneyland measles outbreak, which has also been linked to measles cases in Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and Washington. Like the Disneyland cases, the spread is attributed to those who chose to not vaccinate themselves or their children. While no official measures have been required, health officials have urged unvaccinated people to self-quarantine themselves for the 21 days it takes for measles symptoms to appear.