20 confirmed cases of measles now in Arizona

On Monday, The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed another case of the measles in the state, bringing the total number of cases associated with the recent outbreak to 20.

The most recent case and 18 others have occurred in Pinal County and are linked to a private detention facility in Eloy. One measles infection related to the outbreak occurred in Maricopa County.

Health officials continue to investigate potential exposure sites created by new cases related to the outbreak. Potential sites of public exposure can be found here and here.

According to the CDC, just one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is 93 percent effective at preventing the measles.

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