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Fort McCoy Measles Incident: Wisconsin Base Detects Disease Among Afghan Refugees

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    Fort McCoy Measles Incident: Wisconsin Base Detects Disease Among Afghan Refugees
    By Marvie Basilan
    09/08/21 AT 12:56 AM


    Contacts of the measles case have been isolated
    Afghanistan has the seventh-highest number of measles cases worldwide
    Six people tested positive for COVID-19 in an Aug. 29 flight from Kabul to the Dulles Airport
    Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., said almost all Afghans in the Wisconsin base are accepting COVID-19 vaccines

    A case of measles has been detected at the Fort McCoy Army Base in Wisconsin where Afghan refugees are being housed temporarily as the government works to re-settle them.

    An internal government viewed by Fox News stated that the army base confirmed a measles case Sunday, with contacts having been isolated as part of the containment measures. Aside from isolation, the notice said that “post-exposure prophylaxis and inoculations are in process.”...

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    Fort McCoy has seen a total of 7 measles cases among Afghans; all have recovered
    Emily Hamer | Wisconsin State Journal 2 hrs ago

    A total of seven Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin have been infected with measles, but all have since recovered, a spokesperson said Wednesday.

    Fort McCoy officials had previously confirmed only one measles case. That person arrived at the base Sept. 4, was immediately isolated and tested positive for measles Sept. 5. Those at risk of exposure were quarantined...


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      Fort McCoy officials confirm 2 more measles cases among Afghan evacuees
      Emily Hamer | Wisconsin State Journal
      3 hrs ago

      Fort McCoy officials have confirmed another two cases of measles among Afghan evacuees, bringing the total number of Afghans who have been infected at the military base up to nine.

      Fort McCoy spokesperson Cheryl Phillips said Monday that none of the cases are active...


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        October 8, 2021
        Jennifer Miller, 608-266-1683
        Elizabeth Goodsitt, 608-266-1683

        DHS Provides Update on Measles Cases in Wisconsin

        Risk of measles transmission in surrounding communities remains low

        The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Monroe County Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed 22 cases of measles in Wisconsin. Cases have occurred among people currently living at Fort McCoy in Monroe County with recent history of travel from Afghanistan as part of the United States government’s emergency evacuation efforts. There are currently zero known, active measles cases at Fort McCoy. The risk of measles transmission in the surrounding communities is considered to be low at this time...