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    Oklahoma health officials expand measles investigation
    Posted: 3:59 PM, May 23, 2019
    Updated: 4:59 PM, May 23, 2019

    TULSA The Tulsa Health Department and Oklahoma State Department of Health have partnered to investigate a confirmed case of measles in Okmulgee County.

    The confirmed case was announced on May 15, and is the first Oklahoma measles case since May 2018. Officials said that person contracted measles while traveling to various domestic and international destinations...

    ...Health officials want to alert anyone who visited New Beginnings Church, 4104 E. 151st St. S. Bixby, on May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their end of the semester program and Pre-K graduation ceremony that they may have been exposed to measles. Officials are working to identify anyone who visited during this specific timeframe...

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    Health officials: 3 other measles cases identified in Okmulgee County
    Posted 4:46 pm, May 29, 2019, by KFOR-TV and K. Querry

    OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. Health officials in Okmulgee County say three additional cases of measles have been identified in the state.

    Earlier this month, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that the first measles case was confirmed in the Sooner State in Tulsa.

    Now, officials say the number of confirmed measles cases in Oklahoma has grown to four.

    Investigators say all three other cases are close contacts of the initial patient, and no other cases of measles have been identified in any counties outside of Okmulgee County.

    Health officials say they are still investigating, and have interviewed more than 250 people that might have come into contact with the virus...