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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2018

No confirmed measles case in Lancaster County

COLUMBIA - There is no confirmed measles case in Lancaster County or anywhere else in South Carolina.

An investigation is being conducted into what is only a rumor at this time. As a precaution, an individual associated with a childcare facility has been excluded from childcare activities until there is a physician's clearance to return to school.

The chance that this is measles is very low. A review of our current and historical records shows there have been no instances of measles in South Carolina as far back as 1999. Maintaining high coverage for measles vaccination is extremely important to protect those who are unvaccinated and those who are too young to be vaccinated.

Any confirmed case of measles in South Carolina would be immediately reported.


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