ATLANTA – The measles outbreak has made its way to Georgia.
Three people, part of the same family, have been diagnosed with the dangerous virus, according to the Georgia Department of Health.
The names and ages have not been released, but the family reportedly lives in the Atlanta area.
The department said none of those affected had been vaccinated.
These cases come when parts of the country are seeing a spike in the rare and highly contagious virus. Measles symptoms include a rash, fever and flu-like cough.
Officials said the virus usually spreads between children who haven’t been vaccinated.
In the last 14 years, there have only been 6 measles cases in Georgia.