The Cabinet for Health and Family Services confirms second case of measles in the Barren River District

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The Cabinet for Health and Family Services confirms second case of measles in the Barren River District.

In an email, Doug Hogan with the cabinet tells 13 News the sibling of the first case was confirmed as having measles as well. He said both siblings have made a complete and full recovery. 13 News has not been told the ages of the children. Measles vaccination is routinely given to children at 12-15 months of age and again at 4-6 years of age. Anyone with questions about measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider.

Back in February, The Kentucky Department for Public Health told 13 News the first child was unvaccinated and recently traveled out of the country to an area where measles is endemic.

Also in February, the Barren River District Health Department told 13 News a child who has been exposed should avoid children and anyone with a compromised immune system such as elderly or any with autoimmune issues.