a quick update on yesterday's post:
Measles Cases Confirmed in Northwest Arkansas
Little Rock -- The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has confirmed that there are laboratory results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirming that at least two of the original three suspected cases of measles in Gentry are positive.
According to Gary Wheeler, MD, branch director of the Infectious Disease Branch at ADH, these results were expected, based on the first medical examinations.
“The message is very clear -- immunizations are important for protection of the individual. They are also important protection for the community,” Wheeler said.