A Cobb County middle school student who had not been vaccinated against measles may have spread the disease to others between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6, 2019, the Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed on Saturday.
Parents of students at Mabry Middle School were notified via email by the Cobb and Douglas Public Health Department about the possible exposure. Students who have not been vaccinated are asked not to return to school until Nov. 25, the letter said.
So far this year, Georgia has had eight cases of measles, which is the most the state has seen in a decade. One case of measles was reported in 2015, and, before that, Georgia had not seen measles since 2012.