Measles

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Washoe County Health District is confirming the first case of the measles in the region since 1999. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more.

Health Officials say that the infected person is a University of Nevada, Reno student, and that he does not pose an ongoing risk. Randall Todd is an epidemiologist with the health district.

UNR Health Watch: Measles and the Anti-Vaccination Movement

Jan 30, 2015

Currently, 644 cases of Measles have been diagnosed in 27 states. This outbreak has brought attention to the controversial anti-vaccination movement. Dr. James Wilson, director of the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease is our guest today. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll from the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine.

We've been hearing a lot about the measles outbreak in California, but there's an even bigger threat to public health in Nevada that's not being talked about.

There have been 79 cases of measles diagnosed in California; 52 of those traced back to the outbreak at Disneyland. That's according to the state's Department of Public Health. But one health official says, although cause for concern, this is not the only disease Nevadans should be worried about.