Mexico: French Baby First Measles Case in 4 Years

By: Deanna Bettineschi Email
By: Deanna Bettineschi Email

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican health officials say a French baby
girl who recently flew in from Paris is Mexico's first case of
measles in four years.

The toddler has not been identified, but Health Secretary Jose
Angel Cordova says the Mexico City neighborhood where she is
staying is under quarantine.

Health officials are vaccinating workers at the capital's
airport. Authorities also are contacting passengers who were on the
July 10 flight with the baby to notify them a traveler was infected
with the highly contagious measles virus.

The World Health Organization recorded more than 12,000 cases in
the first five months of this year in Europe. Most of the cases
were in France.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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