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Two measles cases confirmed in Montgomery County

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Officials have confirmed two cases of Measles in Montgomery County.

Authorities said the individuals are two unvaccinated children who arrived in the U.S. on Aug. 24. Authorities said the two children visited the Washington Resettlement Center, located at 8700 Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring, on Monday Aug. 29.

Anyone who visited the office building on August 29 may have been exposed to measles.

“Individuals who have had measles, have received two doses of the measles vaccine (MMR) or were born in the United States before 1957 are not considered at risk for contracting measles,” stated Montgomery County health officials.

Those who may have potentially been exposed may also call Montgomery County Health and Human Services' Disease Control Office at 240-777-1755 to determine their risk of contracting measles.

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