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Dallas County Confirms First Measles Case In Dallas Since 2017

Dallas County Confirms First Measles Case In Dallas Since 2017

"If you haven't had your kids vaccinated, contact your GP surgery to make arrangement for them to get the MMR and help to provide them and those around them with the best protection".

Tehama County Health Services Agency Public Health has been looking into a case that was first confirmed in Shasta County, but had ties to Tehama County as well.

The patient had been exposed to another confirmed measles case from Tarrant County at their mutual workplace in Dallas County in March, DCHHS said in a news release Thursday evening.

Davison Community Schools informed parents in the district Tuesday, that one of its students at Siple Elementary has a suspected case of the measles.

UC Davis Health said Wednesday they sent out roughly 200 letters to people who may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus March 17 in the emergency department at UCD Medical Center.

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Although measles is usually considered a childhood disease, it can be contracted at any age. The measles rash kicks in two to four days later. Although most people will have been immunized against measles as a child, given the recent measles activity in several states and around the world, it's important for everyone to be fully vaccinated. The MMR vaccine has proven to be a safe and effective way to help protect against measles, mumps and rubella.

According to the CDC, two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 97 percent effective in preventing measles, and one dose is about 93 percent effective.

Measles symptoms typically develop 10-14 days after exposure to the virus but can develop as soon as seven days and as long as 21 days after exposure. The fever increases and can get as high as 105 degrees. A rash usually breaks out two to four days later, beginning on the face.

If you are experiencing the symptoms of measles, stay home and call your healthcare provider right away before going to the doctor's office.

If you do not receive a consent and/or information package for your child/children by May 2019 and believe that they are not up-to-date with their immunizations, please contact your local health unit.


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