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Test results in possible Sacramento County measles case expected Tuesday

Sacramento County public health officials say results of tests performed on an individual suspected of having measles have been delayed and probably will be available Tuesday.

Laura McCasland, a spokeswoman for the county Department of Health and Human Services, said the test results, which had been expected Monday afternoon, won’t be available until at least Tuesday morning.

County health officials are investigating a possible case of measles, the first potential case in the region since a significant outbreak linked to Disneyland was reported in December. The suspected case surfaced at a Sutter Medical Group pediatric clinic in Elk Grove.

McCasland said that as of Monday, no other suspected cases had been reported.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.