Knox Co. Measles Outbreak Traced to Amish Traveling to Philippines
April 26, 2014
Danville, Ohio - The largest measles outbreak in America since 1996 has arrived on Richland County’s doorstep.
Sixteen confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease have showed up around the Knox County village of Danville, less than 20 miles south of Richland County. Four members of an Amish community there recently traveled to the Philippines, and are believed to have infected family members with the measles upon their return.
The travelers were not vaccinated against the measles, a disease characterized by a bright rash, and the Philippines is currently grappling with a measles epidemic that has afflicted about 20,000 people there, killing at least 50.
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