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    4 confirmed cases of measles among children at Columbus-area child care facility
    Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health are conducting case investigations and contact tracing.
    Author: 10TV Web Staff
    Published: 4:29 PM EST November 9, 2022
    Updated: 4:29 PM EST November 9, 2022

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — City and county health officials are investigating a measles outbreak at a Columbus-area child care facility.

    According to a press release from Columbus Public Health, there are four confirmed cases in unvaccinated children with no travel history.

    Officials add the facility is cooperating, has notified parents and has temporarily closed down...

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    Measles outbreak erupts among unvaccinated children in Ohio daycare
    Officials reportedly expect that more cases will be identified.
    Beth Mole - 11/10/2022, 5:33 PM

    Amid declining vaccination rates nationwide, an outbreak of measles has erupted this week among unvaccinated children at a childcare facility in Columbus, Ohio.

    The outbreak has sickened at least four children so far, all of whom are unvaccinated with no history of travel, meaning they contracted the highly contagious virus locally, according to Columbus-area health officials. An investigation into the outbreak is ongoing. Health officials are notifying parents and tracing contacts. The childcare facility is cooperating and has temporarily closed.

    Columbus CBS affiliate WBNS-TV reported that one of the four cases had been hospitalized in intensive care. Officials also told the outlet that they expect additional cases will be identified in the coming days.

    Reached by email on Thursday, a representative for Columbus Public Health told Ars that all four cases are now recovering at home...


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      Columbus measles outbreak grows to 15 cases
      Max Filby
      The Columbus Dispatch
      Nov. 15, 2022

      A measles outbreak confirmed last week has swelled from four cases to 15 among children.

      So far, 15 cases have been reported at five child care facilities in the Columbus area, said Kelli Newman, spokeswoman for Columbus Public Health, which is investigating the outbreak. All cases were reported in unvaccinated children under the age of 4.

      The child care facilities notified parents of the outbreak and have removed all unvaccinated children for 21 days since the latest case onset, Newman said. Columbus Public Health is working with Nationwide Children's Hospital to conduct contact tracing...


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        Measles outbreak jumps to 7 Ohio daycares, 1 school—all with unvaccinated kids
        The highly contagious virus is spreading amid slipping vaccination rates.
        Beth Mole - 11/16/2022, 12:13 PM

        A measles outbreak in Ohio has swiftly expanded, spreading to seven childcare facilities and one school, all with unvaccinated children, according to local health officials. The outbreak highlights the risk of the highly contagious but vaccine-preventable disease mushrooming amid slipping vaccination rates...


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          CDC to assist with Ohio measles outbreak as cases rise
          Erica Carbajal - 6 hours ago

          The CDC is sending a "small team" to Columbus, Ohio, to assist the region with investigating a measles outbreak that has now infected at least 24 children and hospitalized nine, according to CNN.

          "As of today, we are investigating 24 cases of measles at nine day cares and two schools," Kelli Newman, a spokesperson for Columbus Public Health, told CNN in a Nov. 17 email. "All cases are in unvaccinated children, and all but one are less than 4 years old. One child is 6 years old."

          A day earlier, there were 18 confirmed cases associated with seven day cares and one school. The health department in Franklin County, where Columbus is located, began the investigation on Nov. 9, when just four cases had been confirmed and the outbreak was confined to one child care facility....


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            Measles cases in Columbus area rise to 21, all unvaccinated
            by WSYX staffTuesday, November 22nd 2022

            COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Measle cases in the Columbus area rose to 21 on Tuesday, with nearly two-thirds of cases in children who are eligible for the vaccine.

            Columbus Public Health launched a dashboard Monday to share updated data with the public.

            All of the cases are in children who are unvaccinated, with nine children hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

            Ten of the cases involved daycares or schools...


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              Measles cases up to 24 in Columbus
              by: Orri Benatar
              Posted: Nov 23, 2022 / 12:31 PM EST
              Updated: Nov 23, 2022 / 01:58 PM EST

              COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Columbus Public Health is reporting 24 active cases of measles in the area with multiple childcare facilities and school locations having cases, as of Wednesday morning.

              CPH is reporting that all 24 cases are in children who are unvaccinated for measles with 11 hospitalizations. Of the 24 cases, 15 of them are in kids between the ages of 1 and 2.

              63% of cases are in boys with CPH reporting that Monday was the most recent day with confirmed cases, with two children having a rash onset on Nov. 21.

              None of the childcare centers or schools that have had a measles outbreak have been named. To follow the CPH measles dashboard, click here.
              Columbus Measles cases by age
              <1 year old 1
              1-2 years old 15
              3-5 years old 6
              6-17 years old 2
              18+ years old 0...


              • #8

                First Ohio measles outbreak in 8 years sends 13 unvaccinated kids to hospital
                By Samantha Wildow, Staff Writer
                6 hours ago

                An ongoing measles outbreak in the Columbus area has public health officials locally reminding parents to get their children vaccinated against measles...

                ...The current measles outbreak in Franklin County has had 32 cases, with 31 of those cases in unvaccinated children and one with an unknown vaccination status. Of those children, 13 were hospitalized, according to Franklin County Public Health.

                There were also 12 daycare and school locations impacted by this outbreak. The first case of the measles in Ohio since 2019 was first reported in June. This is the first measles outbreak in Ohio since 2014, which had 382 confirmed measles cases.

                There are no reported measles cases in the Dayton region, but Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County is reminding parents to stay up-to-date with their children’s immunization schedules...