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Vaccines help keep Dutchess County measles free

DUTCHESS COUNTY — Summer is coming, which is welcome news. But measles might be right behind as infected travelers come and go, bringing the highly contagious virus to Dutchess County and its residents.

As of Friday, May 3, Joyce Maranga, immunization coordinator for the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health, said no cases of measles have been reported in Dutchess despite the epidemic sweeping the country and nearby areas. 

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