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Health department: Nearly 400 exposed to measles; more than 200 of them have ‘confirmed immunity’

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Posted at 7:58 PM, Jan 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-14 21:58:41-05

UTAH COUNTY — The Utah Health Department has released updated numbers for the state’s current measles outbreak, and they have identified nearly 400 exposures.

According to the health department, as of January 14 there are 394 identified exposures (up from 382). Of that number, 215people are listed as having “confirmed immunity.” The 179 people who were exposed but have not had their immunity confirmed are under active monitoring.

Officials said that as immunity status is confirmed among those who were exposed, the number of people under active monitoring will decrease.

There are still two confirmed measles cases in Utah County. Both individuals visited Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park on December 17th and 18th, 2014. Click here for details.

During their infectious period, December 26 to January 5,  they visited several public places in Provo and Orem.

Click here for a list of places and times for exposure events.

Related story: Measles and flu vaccinations: What you need to know

The Health Department is urging  anyone who thinks they were present at those exposure events to call the Utah Poison Control Center at 1-800-456-7707, or visit the health department’s website. For information on vaccines, call the Utah Immunization Hotline at 1-800-275-0659.