Wyoming Department Of Health Is Concerned About Measles Outbreaks

Jun 12, 2014

There is an increase in measles cases across the U-S and it has federal health officials worried. http://www.cdc.gov/measles/

They say measles is being transmitted by international travelers and is infecting those who do not have a measles vaccination.  Wyoming Department of Health spokesman Kim Deti said state officials are monitoring the situation.

“In Wyoming we haven’t had a case reported since 2010.  What seems to be different here than everywhere else?  Well, the real truth is…we’ve been lucky.”

Deti said it could happen here.  That is why the Department is urging people to keep their vaccinations up to date and to make sure children are vaccinated.  She said Wyoming’s low population and high vaccination rates will likely prevent any widespread outbreaks.