Measles cases climb

Eleven people diagnosed in Butte County

Five more cases of measles have been identified in Butte County in the past week, bringing the total to 11 people infected locally. In the U.S. so far this year, there have been 626 confirmed cases—including a second in Shasta County last week.

The additional cases all are adults and are linked to the original outbreak announced on March 24, according to Butte County Public Health press releases. In fact, most of the local cases have been adults; only one is a child.

Additional exposure locations include the offices of the Butte County Assessor and Clerk-Recorder (April 9), Dr. Madelyn Holzman’s office in Chico, 572 Rio Lindo, Ste. 201 (April 9), and Enloe Medical Center (April 10-17).

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