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How Hospitals are Responding to Measles Outbreak
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In 2008, it took doctors at an Arizona hospital three days to diagnose measles in a European patient who was admitted with respiratory problems and a rash. By the time the outbreak was contained, 14 people statewide had developed measles and more than 7,000 healthcare workers and patients had been exposed.

The state’s ability to respond to a measles outbreak has improved. Last week, Arizona State Health Director Will Humble took to his blog to announce that the most recent measles outbreak, which came to Arizona in December via Disneyland, was “winding down” with a total of 7 cases.