Bell County officials confirm possible measles case

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Bell and Montgomery County both have a measles case involving children.

The one particulars in regards to the three contaminated people which were launched are that two are young boys below the age of 2 and the third is a lady between the ages of 25 and 35 years outdated. In total, at least 79 cases have been reported across the country in 2019. All reside on the county's northwest side.

Washington state epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist said he's seeing new cases every day.

Davis said you should stay at home and call the doctor instead to avoid spreading it to others if you do have it. Davis wants to reassure people in the community that if there is a confirmed case in Lane County, they will hear about it immediately from Lane County Health and Human Services.

The health department did not say where specifically the case was in order to protect patient confidentiality. Three outbreaks-in New York state, New York City and Washington state-were associated with travelers who had been to Israel and Ukraine, where large measles outbreaks have occurred.

Signs embrace an excessive fever, coughing, runny nose and watery, pink eyes between seven and 14 days after infection, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says.

Children should receive measles vaccination via one dose of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) when they are 12 to 15 months old and another dose before entering school when they are between 4 to 6 years old, according to the health department.

"Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90 [percent] of the people close to that person who are not yet immune could become infected", the release read.

According to Chris Van Deusen, Director of Media Relations for DSHS, 'Early identification, along with immunization, are key to preventing measles outbreaks'.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children get two doses in order to be fully protected.

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