San Manuel baby is Pinal County’s 1st measles caseby Heidi Rowley on May. 17, 2008, under Local, Special
The measles outbreak in Pima County has spread across county lines to Pinal County, where health officials confirmed that a child under the age of 1, living in the San Manuel area has the measles.
Officials believe the case is connected to Pima County. As of Friday, 21 people in Pima County have been infected with the measles since February.
Pinal County health officials are now recommending that all babies between the ages of 6 months and 11 months receive a measles vaccine.
Pima County is trying to control the outbreak by offering free measles vaccinations. They are available at 600 S. Alvernon Way, Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, through May 31.