Measles and the flu, a health update in Chemung County

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The measles is a highly contagious and infectious disease spread through contact with infected mucus and saliva and its something Chemung County officials are not too concerned about. 

The county’s department of health met on Tuesday night to discuss health concerns in the county and officials say the measles are not a huge concern here, the reason? Well, they say the vaccination rates in Chemung County are pretty good. 

“Right now, we’re not concerned about measles,” said Peter Buzzetti. “We do not have any confirmed cases of measles at this point. Our vaccinations in Chemung County are typically good.”

And another look on the bright side, it looks like flu season is coming to an end in Chemung County, that’s according to county health officials.

The numbers which are currently on a downslope, peaked in late February. So far there have been 661 confirmed cases of the flu, with 98% of the strain being “Influenza A”. 

The vaccination rates were consistent and pretty good this year. so these numbers are not uncommon.

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