Wisconsin avoids measles outbreak


Wisconsin has avoided any reported cases of the Measles during the most recent Measles outbreak, which has been the biggest outbreak since 1994. Many of Wisconsin’s neighboring states have reporting cases of the Measles: Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. 

States that have populations that tend to travel at higher rates increase their risk of coming into contact with the disease, especially if those people travel to areas that have higher rates of the disease such as Spain or Israel.

The best way to prevent measles is to get vaccinated. La Crosse County currently has a vaccination rate of roughly 85%. However, officials say, it’s always ideal to see that number grow higher.

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