Georgia measles free after incubation period ends

Georgia measles free after incubation period ends

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A 21 day incubation period for a case in Atlanta ended Monday, meaning Georgia is measles free again.

Officials with the Southwest Georgia Health District say there is no longer any threat for that case to spread.

But experts say the risk continues across the United States.

"The multi-state outbreak is still ongoing. They have seen about 150 cases in 7 states and I believe they are still seeing new cases," said Epidemiologist Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins.

Because many people still travel where cases are more prevalent, experts continue to stress the importance of the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccination to protect against the disease, and protect those who can't get the vaccine.

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