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Health officials confirm 2 new measles cases in Arizona

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Posted at 11:09 AM, Jul 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-02 14:09:02-04

The Arizona Department of Health Services has confirmed two new cases of measles, according to a news release. 

The two new cases now brings the total number of cases to 22. 

The new cases are associated with the private detention facility in Eloy, Ariz. 

There are 21 confirmed measles cases in Pinal County and 1 case in Maricopa County. 

Health officials have identified the following potential exposure sites:

  • Circle K, 495 S Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85128, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Walmart, 1695 N Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85128, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Dollar Tree, 1455 N Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85228, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June, 25, 2016

  • Circle K, 495 S Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85128, from 7:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Walmart, 1695 N Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85128, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, June, 23, 2016

  • Safeway, 1449 N Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85128, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June, 22, 2016

  • Circle K, 495 S Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85128, from 8 to 11a.m.

If you think you have measles you should contact a healthcare provider by phone and let them know you may have been exposed to measles. They will let you know when to visit their office in order to not expose others in the waiting area. 

If you do not have a health care provider, you may need to be seen at your local hospital emergency room or urgent care center. You are asked to call before going to let them know you may have measles.

For more information on measles symptoms and signs and where you may find a vaccine, you are asked to check with your healthcare provider or county health department. More info can also be found here.