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Another case of measles brings Arizona’s total to 17

(AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)

Phoenix — There is one new case of measles in the state of Arizona, bringing the total now to 17.

The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed there is a new case of measles in Pinal County, which is the 16th confirmed case there. The other came out of Maricopa County last week.

“The new case is associated with the private detention facility in Eloy and does not currently pose a risk to the public,” the Arizona Department of Health Services said.

Most of Arizona’s cases have stemmed from the detention facility in Eloy, as seven inmates and four workers at the facility were infected in late May.

Measles is an infectious disease that causes fevers and rashes.

The Arizona Department of Health Services said that if anyone believes they might have measles, they should contact a healthcare provider right away.

Case counts are updated daily by the Arizona Department of Health Services here.

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