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2 new measles cases in same family confirmed in Allegheny County

Megan Guza

Two more members of an Allegheny County family have contracted the measles, county health officials said Wednesday.

There are no new risks of public exposure because the family has been quarantined since four other members were diagnosed earlier this month.

The first four cases in that family were reported by health officials May 2. Three of those people are unvaccinated and visiting from overseas, and one is an unvaccinated county resident, said county health director Dr. Karen Hacker.

The two new cases are adults who live in Allegheny County and who were not vaccinated, Hacker said.

One unrelated case was reported in late April, bringing the total number of cases in the county to seven, with six in the same family.

Health department officials will offer free measles-mumps-rubella vaccines starting Wednesday at its Downtown Pittsburgh immunization clinic. The vaccinations will be limited to people considered to be at a higher risk of contracting the disease: Anyone between 1 and 61 who has not been vaccinated.

Those born before 1957 are considered immune to the disease. Children less than a year old, pregnant women, others who are immune-compromised and those who have had the measles are not eligible for the free vaccine.

The walk-in immunization clinic is at 425 First Ave., and the entrance is on Cherry Way. Clinic hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday hours are 1 to 8 p.m. The phone number is 412-578-8060.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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