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Measles Becoming A Concern In Richland County

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  Original Published: 6/16/2014

The measles outbreak in Ohio continues to grow, as the state is now well over 300 confirmed cases with 18 of those in Richland County.

To combat the outbreak, Richland Public Health has been offering walk-in clinics at the departments location in Mansfield and in the northern part of the county.

Amy Schmidt, Director of Nursing for Richland Public Health, says she encourages residents to get vaccinated before it's too late. Schmidt says one vaccination is "between 95 and 98-percent protection" from contracting the measles. She also says it can very hazardous to young children and the elderly.

To contact the Public Health Clinic in Richland County for immunizations and testing, call 419-774-4700.

   
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