Number of Measles cases in Calif. undergoes dramatic rise

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Updated: 3/28 7:03 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The number of reported cases of the Measles has taken a dramatic jump in California, possibly due to lack of vaccination among children.

According to the California Department of Public Health, 49 confirmed cases of the Measles have been reported in California so far this year, which is a stark increase from the 4 cases reported by this time in 2013.

Officials want to remind the public that Measles can be a deadly disease and to get children vaccinated; they say it may not only protect those vaccinated, but those they come in contact with, also.

According to Phil Ulibarri from the Washoe County Health District, there have been zero reports of Measles so far this year in all of Washoe County and none were reported in 2013.                                                                                       
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