WellSpan physician contracts measles despite vaccination

A WellSpan Health physician has been diagnosed with measles even after being fully vaccinated against the virus, marking the second confirmed case in York County, Pa., according to York Daily Record

Jennifer McCabe, MD, a family medicine physician at York, Pa.-based WellSpan, said she received the recommended two doses of the measles vaccine. 

She was tested for measles when the first York County case was confirmed, but was presumed immune from it. She continued to treat patients during this time, but has not left her house since she started having symptoms. 

The physician's measles symptoms are not severe, which she attributes to the vaccination. 

As a precaution, WellSpan and the state health department are working to notify anyone who may have been exposed. Information regarding whether the physician treated York County's first measles case has not been publicly released.  

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