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Third measles case confirmed in Connecticut

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed a third case of measles in Connecticut. The department said Tuesday that the adult lives in New Haven County. In February, an infant and an adult living in Fairfield County were confirmed to have been infected with the highly contagious disease. All three have recovered, and the cases do not appear to be linked. Public Health Commissioner Jewell Mullen said the cases point to the need for people to be vaccinated for measles. While most residents have been vaccinated, Mullen said it is important for people to know their vaccination status and to be aware of the signs and symptoms of measles.

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