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The Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed a measles case in northeast Iowa, according to an April 15, 2019, press release issued by the department.

The person, who was unvaccinated, had returned from Israel, where there is an outbreak of the disease. The last case of measles in Iowa dates back to 2011.

The public at large is not under in immediate danger, says Bremer County Public Health Director Lindley Sharp.

She reiterated that the best defense against highly contagious diseases, like measles, is vaccination.