NEW HAVEN — Yale New Haven Hospital has treated two patients with measles in the past two weeks.
The hospital’s spokesman confirmed the cases of the highly contagious disease on Sunday morning, but did not have further details.
The state Department of Health said last week that a man from New Haven County contracted the state’s first case of the measles this year.
Elizabeth Conklin, spokeswoman for the state Department of Health, said health officials are working with the hospital and that more information would be released on Monday.
“Our experts are investigating with health care providers,” she said in an email. “As soon as we have sufficient and accurate information, we will inform the public.”
There were three cases of the measles in the state last year.
Measles spreads quickly among those who are not vaccinated, but most people are not at risk of getting the disease because they have been vaccinated or have had it before, the state Department of Health said.
“The single best way to protect yourself and your children from measles is to be vaccinated,” DPH Commissioner Raul Pino said in a statement last week. “While…