CDC testing for measles in St. Clair infant comes back negative

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An update from the Alabama Department of Public Health says that the final testing for measles in a St. Clair County baby has come back negative.

Although results from a commercial laboratory on May 2 tested positive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did additional testing and sent the results to the department. The ADPH continues to investigate all reports of disease.

“Out of an abundance of caution, with evidence of presumptive disease, a positive initial measles test was reported after determining that this was in the best interest of the public while awaiting additional testing.” ADPH stated in the announcement. “The important message remains that MMR vaccine, for those without immunity to measles, is the most effective measure a person can take.”

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