Alabama confirms first case of measles

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The state of Alabama has its first confirmed case of measles in 2019.

Posted: May 2, 2019 12:57 PM
Updated: May 3, 2019 1:00 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) - The state of Alabama has its first confirmed case of measles in 2019.

The Alabama Department of Public Health made the announcement on Thursday.

State health officials said an infant in St. Clair County has the measles and was considered contagious between April 23 and May 1.

St. Clair County is located east of Birmingham.

The child, who is under the age of 1, had not been previously vaccinated.

MORE: Learn more about measles

Health officials are trying to determine if there could have been any additional exposures.

The state department anticipates releasing more information within 24 hours.

There are currently no confirmed cases in Mississippi. However, the Mississippi State Department of Health did investigate a measles exposure from an out-of-state traveler.

RELATED: Measles exposure reported in Mississippi 

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