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Measles Confirmed Near Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Two cases of measles have been confirmed near Southeast Iowa, in McDonough County, Illinois. Washington County Public Health Director Danielle Pettit-Majewski explains the virus is highly contagious and is spread through the air. Symptoms of the illness include cough, high fever, runny nose and a rash that appears between seven and 14 days of exposure. Pettit-Majewski advises people to get the MMR vaccine to help prevent illness in the community.

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