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Published on January 29, 2015

Possible Measles Case – found to be Negative

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

The Public Health Department is pleased to have received laboratory test results for the possible measles case. The results are negative, the patient does not have measles. We are happy for this patient and family and others who were potentially exposed. All will be notified directly and immediately released from any quarantine or isolation status.

We will continue to take seriously any request for measles testing from our community providers, although at this point the handful of children being tested have a very low likelihood of being positive.

Though this particular case is negative, the virus and many other viruses are circulating in our community. We urge residents to get vaccinations, wash their hands AND use other good practices to stay healthy. What we do for ourselves also helps the community.

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Media and Public Relations Contact

Maria Zate, Manager of Public Relations

Phone: 805-879-8986

Email: mzate@sbch.org