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Health officials warn of possible measles exposure in Flagstaff

Health officials in Coconino County are warning of a possible measles exposure in Flagstaff, with one case already confirmed.

Coconino County Health and Human services spokeswoman Trish Lees says officials have identified five public locations where people may have been exposed to the virus, along with dates and times when exposure might have occurred:

Planet Fitness, 4650 US Hwy 89, Flagstaff, AZ

  • Sunday, Feb. 11, from 11 p.m. to Monday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m.

NextCare Urgent Care, 399 S Malpais Ln STE 100, Flagstaff, AZ

  • Sunday, Feb. 18 

Joann Fabric and Craft, 1514 S Riordan Ranch Rd, Flagstaff AZ

  • Thursday, Feb. 29, from noon-4 p.m.

Flagstaff Medical Center, Emergency Department, 1200 N Beaver St, Flagstaff, AZ

  • Sunday, March 3 
  • Tuesday, March 5 

SimonMed Imaging, Flagstaff, 1000 N Humphreys St #100, Flagstaff, AZ

  • Monday, March 4 

Lees also urges individuals who think they may have been exposed to contact health services. 
“Measles is highly contagious, about nine out of 10 individuals that are exposed to measles who aren’t protected through vaccination, or had the illness, are likely to contract the disease.”

Residents are encouraged to check  coconino.az.gov for a list of locations where they might have been exposed.

Jacob Suever joined KJZZ as an intern in January 2024. Suever is currently studying for his bachelor’s degree in sports journalism at Arizona State University. Previously, Suever has interned with PBS NewsHour West as a production intern, as well as with the San Francisco Giants as a scoreboard operator.Suever is currently the broadcast director and play-by-play voice for Phoenix College Athletics, and is aiming to broadcast more than 60 baseball and basketball games this season. Suever, an Atlanta native, has a huge passion for radio broadcasting. He says his inspiration throughout his childhood and early college career has been Steve Holman, radio voice of the Atlanta Hawks.Outside of the arena, Suever is also passionate about his community, and understands the importance that local news can play on the well-being, safety and health of a population.Growing up, Suever had a very unique educational experience. Suever transitioned from Atlanta Public Schools at the elementary level to attend the prestigious Ron Clark Academy, a school that gave Suever the ability to see the world in a different way. By age 14, Suever had traveled to more than 20 states, to five countries and to three continents. To this day, Suever employs some of the techniques he learned in middle school to communicate and connect with others around the globe.Suever hopes to use his opportunity with KJZZ to continue to expand his knowledge as a reporter and use his stories to make a positive impact in the community.