There is a measles case in Iowa, as reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health. One person has been infected.
The individual has cooperated with public health officials. Public health officials are following up with potentially exposed persons to ensure they are vaccinated against measles; however, at this time there is no indication there is any threat to the public.
This is the first case of measles in Iowa since 2011 and serves as a reminder for all Iowans to ensure their vaccinations are up-to-date. Vaccines prevent diseases and save lives.
We designed a video of the most important questions the IDPH’s Dr. Caitlin Pedati is answering about measles. Click through the video to hear different answers to questions you may have.