6 confirmed measles cases in Tennessee outbreak

As of Monday, the Shelby County (Tenn.) Health Department, in coordination with the Tennessee Department of Health, has identified six cases of the measles in county residents.

"Contact tracing is our most important activity now, allowing us to quickly help those who may have been exposed to infections and to prevent others from becoming infected," said SCHD Director Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN. "We have contacted hospitals, physicians and neighboring counties to keep them updated on this evolving situation."

According to a news report from a local FOX affiliate, officials have not determined the source of the first case.

Find more information on the measles here.

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