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Boise School District: South Junior High School student being tested for measles

CDHD: Likelihood the illness is measles is low
Posted at 7:09 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 21:09:00-05

BOISE, Idaho — In an email to parents and staff, administrators at South Junior High School say Central District Health is testing a student for measles.

Health officials say they believe the likelihood the illness will turn out to be measles is low.

The district's health services supervisor is reminding people to check on immunization records, to make sure you and your children are up-to-date on your vaccinations -- specifically the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine.

School officials say, in the unlikely event of a confirmed case of measles, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Division of Public Health requires that children, or anyone working at the school, who cannot prove immunity prior to exposure must be excluded from school for at least 21 days.

This is a developing story, and we will update you when we learn more.