Unvaccinated Infant Contracts Measles

4 years 7 months 14 hours ago Wednesday, May 14 2014 May 14, 2014 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:48:00 AM CDT May 14, 2014 in News
Source: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - An unvaccinated northwest Missouri infant has been diagnosed with measles after the family returned from traveling abroad.

The Kansas City Star reports Clay County health officials say the baby - who does not attend day care - was treated at an area hospital and released, and family members are being vaccinated.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that is rare in the U.S. So far this year there have been 187 cases reported in 17 states, including Missouri.

Symptoms of measles include fever, rash, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.

 

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