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National Measles Outbreak In Central Pennsylvania: What You Need To Know

Pennsylvania health officials are urging people who haven’t been vaccinated against measles to get vaccinated, especially those who may have been exposed to a sick Shippensburg-area child at several public locations.

People who come down with the highly contagious illness typically get sick one to two weeks after exposure. But vaccination can protect them if given within three days of exposure, state health officials said. The state health department was finalizing details of providing free vaccine in the affected area in western Cumberland County.

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