West Virginia confirms first measles case since 2009

West Virginia (AP)-  A West Virginia hospital has confirmed the state’s first known case of measles since 2009.

The Monongalia County Health Department says WVU Medicine alerted officials Sunday that an adult patient tested positive for the viral infection.

The patient had developed symptoms and sought medical treatment through the WVU Medicine system.

Nationwide, measles cases so far this year are nearly double last year’s total. Health officials have confirmed measles cases in at least 17 other states.

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