Pima County measles outbreak is over

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The Pima County Health Department has announced that the measles outbreak that began in February is over. The outbreak began when a traveler from Switzerland with the disease visited Tucson, which led to the County declaring a public health emergency.

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the County Health Department, during the outbreak there were 13 confirmed and four probable cases discovered in the County. More than 9,000 residents received vaccinations against the disease at 30 special immunization clinics sponsored by the Health Department.