Unvaccinated Connecticut Child Contracts Measles While Traveling

Apr 12, 2021

The Connecticut Department of Public Health says it has confirmed that a child who was not vaccinated for measles has contracted the highly contagious disease.

Officials say the unidentified child, who lives in Fairfield County, got infected while traveling internationally. An investigation is underway to identify people the child may have come in contact with and “implement appropriate control measures.”

Officials urge people to make sure their children receive the vaccine.

The positive case comes as state lawmakers again consider legislation that would end a long-standing state religious exemption from certain childhood vaccinations.