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Local case isn't measles, officials say, but rates of unvaccinated children rise in Maryland and nationally

Local case isn't measles, officials say, but rates of unvaccinated children rise in Maryland and nationally

A patient in St. Mary’s County does not have measles after all, according to the local health department.

The Maryland Department of Health had initially reported the case as positive to the St. Mary’s County Health Department, which in turn alerted the public in hopes of reducing people’s risk of exposure. However, subsequent testing by the Maryland State Laboratory determined that the individual did not have measles, officials said Tuesday.

The patient was isolated within hours after an evaluation at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Emergency Department in Leonardtown on Sunday, according to the St. Mary’s County Health Department.Officials feared that others in the emergency...

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