ATLANTA, GA — Eleven cases of measles have been confirmed in Georgia this year, more cases of the potentially fatal disease than have been seen in all of the last ten years, health authorities say. Three new cases of the highly contagious disease were diagnosed in Cobb County residents who may have exposed others to the measles between Oct. 30 and Nov. 13, officials said on Friday.

At least two of the three patients are unvaccinated, and the vaccination history of the third is unclear. These measles patients may have exposed other people to the disease, so health officials are notifying individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and may be at increased risk for developing measles.

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