Measles Case Confirmed in Ohio

Last week was the first confirmed case of Measles in Ohio since 2014. We are experiencing a major spread of the measles across 28 states currently in the US. While measles is still common in many parts of the world, this is the largest outbreak of cases reported nationwide since 1992.

 

Measles symptoms include a rash, high fever, runny nose, cough, loss of appetite and red, watery eyes. The rash usually lasts five to six days and begins at the hairline, moves to the face and upper neck, and proceeds down the body.  Diarrhea and ear infections are common complications of measles. 

 

Don’t hesitate to call our office if you are concerned that your child may be showing signs or symptoms of measles!

 

News Release: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/media-center/odh-news-releases/health-director-reports-first-measles-case-in-ohio

Check out more from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/measles/symptoms/signs-symptoms.html