Montana residents urged to be prepared for measles
Kbzk.com - Sun 10 Feb 21:36 GMT

Montana residents urged to be prepared for measles

HELENA – Lewis and Clark Public Health (LCPH) is urging residents to be prepared for the measles virus. Health officials say with the recent outbreak of the disease in Washington state, there is a likely chance that measles will make its way to the area. “[Wa…

  Health officials say with the recent outbreak of the disease in Washington state, there is a likely chance that measles will make its way to the area.

  “[Washington] is right next door to us– people from here travel to the state all the time,” said Public Health Nurse Supervisor Shelly Maag.

  The CDC recommends all children and unvaccinated adults receive the measles vaccine (MMR).

  “People with certain health conditions can’t get the MMR vaccine and that’s why the other people should,” noted Maag, “because those people don’t have the option and if they got measles, it’s even more harsh for them.”

  The last case of measles reported in Montana was in 1990 according to the Montana Department of Public of Health and Human Services.