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.


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