Health officials say there are currently no active measles outbreaks in Fort McCoy and the risk of transmission to the community is low. “From the outset, we have welcomed Afghanistan’s allies to Wisconsin. We will continue to support federal and local partners in their ongoing efforts to contain the spread of measles and ensure that those who have been removed from their home communities receive the medical care they need to be healthy and have to defend it well, ”said Secretary-Designee Karen Timberlake. “The hardships that Afghanistan’s evacuees have suffered over the past year are truly inconceivable, and I ask all of us to exercise compassion, and respect people’s privacy and culture as the resettlement process continues.”
The DHS says it will release measles case updates every Thursday.
Health officials say most Wisconsinites are vaccinated against measles as children and it provides lifetime immunity.
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