The Grant County Health Department has
received a report of a confirmed case of the
measles in the county. According to Health
Department Director Jeff Kindrai, the health
department has been contacting people who may
have been exposed to the disease. In addition,
the health department will continue enhanced
surveillance through at least mid-March.
Area residents and health care providers are
being asked to have heightened awareness
to the possibility of additional measles cases
in the area. Because the disease is highly-infectious,
local health care providers should contact
their local health department of any suspected
Measles is caused by a virus and normally
consists of a generalized rash lasting four-to-
seven days, along with a fever, cough and
nasal symptoms. and red, watery eyes.
It can be severe and also result in complications.