Measles outbreak linked to return LDS missionary’s family

A Salt Lake County measles outbreak has been traced to a family in Holladay who recently traveled to Poland to retrieve their missionary daughter.

The virus started with students at Olympus High School and Evergreen Junior High, the unimmunized siblings of a returned missionary who had been assigned to the Poland Warsaw Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, multiple sources confirm. The missionary was likely vaccinated for the measles under LDS Church policy.

Why her siblings weren’t, and why they traveled overseas without updating their vaccinations, isn’t clear. Calls to the family on Thursday were not immediately returned.

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