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Unvaccinated toddler with measles confirmed in Monroe County

The Monroe County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday that an unvaccinated toddler in the county has contracted the measles virus.

The child had recently traveled out of the United States and is believed to have contracted the disease outside the country, spokesman Ryan Horey said.

“The family did do some international travel to an area that was experiencing a measles outbreak,” Horey said. “We have determined that this family was not at any large risk because they were all vaccinated.”

Horey said medical privacy laws prevents disclosure of the location of the family’s residence, but said he believes Monroe County residents are not at risk. The health department has backtracked the family’s steps, reached out to anyone the child might have infected and determined the family hadn’t shopped at stores such as Wegmans since the child contracted the disease, Horey said.

“We’re pretty confident that we’ve reached out to any of the people that could have come in contact with this patient,” Horey said. “At this point, we do not perceive a lot of risk to the greater Monroe County area.”

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