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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Measles Outbreak Traced To Memphis Mosque

From the Conservative Tribune (May 12, 2016):
A Memphis, Tennessee, mosque is responsible for an outbreak of measles in the state last month, according to Dr. Alisa Haushalter, Director of the Shelby County Health Department.

Haushalter told Breitbart that the mosque was first public place where there was a public exposure potentially (to measles) … on April 15.”

“The mosque is one location we know that individuals who were infectious were during their infectious period, but that’s not necessarily where the first case occurred,” Haushalter explained to the news source.

Moreover, she also said that the outbreak could have began from an unvaccinated refugee who came to Tennessee for resettlement.


The Shelby County Health Department said that the first contact of a person with measles with another person was at the Masjid-Al-Noor-Mosque between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 15.

Currently, the federal refugee resettlement process does not require refugees to be updated on any vaccinations before they enter the country.

Tennessee became one of the more recent states to participate in the refugee resettlement process, but later filed a lawsuit against the federal government, saying that officials felt forced to participate in the program....

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