Measles outbreak adds to health workers’ woes


National News

April 22, 2019 - 9:41 AM

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Northern California health workers are scrambling to control a growing measles outbreak centered on a region that is still reeling from the most destructive wildfire in state history.

In November, the Camp fire decimated the town of Paradise, killed 85 people and left behind billions of dollars in damage. Butte County, about 90 miles north of Sacramento, continues to grapple with the consequences of the blaze.

So the arrival of measles seems to residents like just the latest in a string of bad luck. As of Friday, at least 15 Californians had been diagnosed with measles as part of the outbreak that began last month in Butte County, according to health officials.

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