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Health officials must become detectives to contain measles




A team of public health nurses and epidemiologists have worked hard to investigate and contain a measles outbreak that has sickened 22 Orange County residents so far this year.
A team of public health nurses and epidemiologists have worked hard to investigate and contain a measles outbreak that has sickened 22 Orange County residents so far this year.
Rebecca Plevin/KPCC
A team of public health nurses and epidemiologists have worked hard to investigate and contain a measles outbreak that has sickened 22 Orange County residents so far this year.
Public health nurse Maureene Cruz estimates she's contacted thousands of people who could have been exposed to the measles in Orange County.
Rebecca Plevin/KPCC


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There have been 58 cases of measles reported in California, so far this year. Keeping the outbreak in check requires a massive amount of work by local governments.

KPCC's Rebecca Plevin reports the effort plays out like a public health detective story.