Measles Outbreak Traced Back to Inmate at Arizona Immigrant Detention Facility

DAILY MAIL (UK) — An outbreak of measles that began with an inmate at a federal detention center for immigrants in central Arizona has now grown to 11 confirmed cases.

Seven of those infected are inmates at the Eloy Detention Center, and four are workers at the facility, Pinal County Health Services spokesman Joe Pyritz said.

The privately-run facility has stopped accepting new detainees or releasing those currently held there.

State and county health officials said they’re working to stop new transmissions by isolating patients, vaccinating people detained in the privately-run facility and trying to identify people who were at locations the four infected workers visited.

The outbreak began when an infected inmate was brought to the facility and spread the disease to a worker, who had been vaccinated but caught it anyway.

Health officials put out the first warning of the initial two cases last Thursday.

They have identified 14 locations in Pinal and Maricopa counties where the infected workers may have exposed other people, including stores, restaurants and a tribal casino. The locations can be found here.

MYSTERIOUS HEMORRHAGIC FEVER OUTBREAK STUMPS DISEASE DETECTIVES — NPR

ELEVEN REFUGEES WITH ACTIVE TB ARRIVED IN FLORIDA AFTER 2013 — BREITBART

FEDS MOVE TO CONTAIN DEADLY SUPERBUG — WE

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