State officials wary of measles cases

State health officials are keeping an eye on cases of measles.

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE- State health officials are keeping an eye on cases of measles.

 
Officials say they are especially monitoring cases in people who have been traveling in the Phiillippines, where authorites declared a measles outbreak in Manila. 
 
A concern here in Alaska because of the large Filipino population and the many residents that traveled to the Phillippines during the holidays to help in post-typhoon relief efforts.
 
In 1998, Anchorage had an outbrreak with 30 confirmed cases.