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Measles advisory issued in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS " Las Vegas health officials are encouraging people to make sure they're vaccinated against the measles, after learning that a foreign traveler who visited recently was later diagnosed with the disease.

The Southern Nevada Health District says the man was from Italy, and was in town June 20-21. But local health officials don't know where he stayed or what he did while he was here.

District spokeswoman Stephanie Bethel says the risk of contracting the disease is low for people who've had the measles or were vaccinated against the disease.

Many people born before 1957 had measles in …

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