Mississippi health officials warn of possible measles exposure by a man from Tennessee


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HATTIESBURG, Miss (WATE) – The Mississippi State Department of Health is warning people that they may have been exposed to measles by a man from Tennessee who was traveling to their state earlier this month.

Health officials said the man had passed through Hattiesburg on April 9 and 10 and may have exposed other people to the disease.

The man was inside the subway, at Circle K, on ​​Route 11, starting at 2:00 pm. at 4 pm on April 9 and Grape & Cane's on Hardy Street from 10am to 11pm. April 10th. These two places are in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

The health department says that he has not been vaccinated.

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Officials emphasized that the risk is low for those who have been vaccinated.

Tennessee confirmed Thursday its first case of measles in 2019. They would only say that a resident of East Tennessee has been diagnosed with measles.

The Tennessee Department of Health has not been able to answer questions regarding a possible correlation with the warning issued in Mississippi because they were closed during the holidays on Good Friday.

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