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Preparations try to head off local measles outbreak

Posted at 5:36 AM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 07:36:51-05

BOISE, Idaho — No cases have been reported in Idaho yet, but local health agencies are gearing up for a potentially deadly virus.

Dozens of measles cases have been reported in Washington and Oregon, and the Central District Health Department says calls from concerned parents have increased over the past two weeks.

Should an outbreak occur locally, Central District Health Department says they're looking at how to mobilize crews to any schools where measles have been reported. They're also looking at setting up an emergency call center and launching a webpage dedicated to providing measles-related information.