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Two More Measle Cases Confirmed In Finney County

KSCB News - January 19, 2012 3:22 pm

The Finney County Health Department has confirmed two more cases of measles. That brings the number of cases in Finney County to four.

Health officials are investigating and are contacting those at risk for the disease.

Measles is a respiratory disease caused by a virus.

It causes fever, runny nose, tiredness, cough and a blotchy rash.

Because of the widespread use of the MMR vaccine, cases in the US are rare, but measles still kills 200,000 people worldwide each year.

Measles is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing.

It is so contagious that any person who is exposed to it and is not immune will probably get the disease.

Measles can be spread to others from four days before to four days after the rash appears.

 

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