The first known case of measles in California is in the hospital

MPX vaccinations, treatment dramatically slow spread of virus in California.

The California Department of Public Health is asking Californians to stay away from public places after a measles outbreak has begun in the state.

California health officials said more than 14,000 people have been infected with the highly contagious illness, while 2,500 people who have had measles are in the hospital and 2,500 have recovered.

The department said on Tuesday that the first patient to contract measles, which has a fatality rate of up to 90 percent when untreated, was identified in Kern County.

The patient, who has been in the hospital since Sept. 25, is “in stable condition and has not been admitted to an intensive care unit,” health officials said in a statement earlier this week.

The patient in Kern County is the first known case of measles in the state.

“For months, the community has been concerned about the measles outbreak in the county,” Health Secretary Barbara S. von Herrath said in a written statement.

“The outbreak’s spread throughout the county is particularly concerning, as it has been occurring on a daily basis since late September.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that children and the elderly are most at risk for catching measles.

“Measles has a very high fatality rate of 90 percent,” the CDC said on its website. “And those who become sick or have complications from measles have a high risk of serious complications or death.”

Measles is considered a highly contagious illness.

“The CDC recommends that children ages 9 months to 11 years get vaccinated as soon as possible. The recommended vaccine dose is measles, mumps, rubella, and rubella vaccine (MMR/Rubeola). People under age 1 should be given a dose of measles vaccine. If a person

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