Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
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One case of measles reported in San Luis Obispo County

One case of measles reported in San Luis Obispo County

Health care providers should report all suspected cases of measles to their local health department.

A traveler from Europe, who visited multiple venues in Western New York, has a confirmed case of measles, according to the New York State Department of Health.

"Anybody who feels that they either have something different about their immune system or they know they're not vaccinated should be talking to their doctor to come up with a plan to decide if they qualify for some treatment now", said Dr. Murray.

The traveler was at the buffet on April 30th, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Measles is a highly contagious but vaccine-preventable disease that spreads through coughing, sneezing or other contact with the mucus or saliva of an infected person.

A warning to anyone who's never received a measles vaccination. The department says that the patient was not vaccinated against the measles and was exposed to the virus while traveling out of the state.

Niagara Falls Urgent Care, 3117 Military Road. Symptoms typically appear 1 to 3 weeks after infection and include: rash; high fever; cough; and red, watery eyes. People are considered infectious from four days before to four days after the appearance of the rash. Two or three days after symptoms begin, tiny white spots may appear inside the mouth.

It's recommended people contact their health care provider if they develop measles symptoms.

Sheraton Niagara Falls, 300 3rd Street, Niagara Falls, NY on May 2 from 5:30 9:30 a.m EDT.

■ Exit 5 on Route 390 in Dansville, from 9:30 a.m. and noon on May 2. Individuals should receive two doses of MMR vaccine to be fully protected. That will help prevent others at those facilities from being exposed to the illness.

The best prevention measure for measles is to get vaccinated. If a person is unsure if they are immune they should contact their healthcare provider. Since August 1990, college students have also been required to demonstrate immunity against measles.

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