NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating a case of measles after the State Public Health Laboratory confirmed a positive test for the illness in an East Tennessee resident, according to a Thursday press release.
A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon has continued to spread in Oregon and Washington with 49 confirmed cases as of last week, putting health officials on alert about future outbreaks elsewhere.
A man briefly shut down a walk-in clinic at State of Franklin Health Care Associates Thursday morning when he told the staff that he could have been exposed to measles.
With the recent outbreak of measles reported in West Tennessee, local healthcare providers continue to urge parents, and even adults, to get the appropriate vaccinations to prevent the spread of deadly infectious diseases.
MEMPHIS — Shelby County is home to more measles cases than the rest of the U.S. combined after an outbreak that began last week.