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Kansas, Missouri Update lists measles exposure websites



KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Health departments in Kansas and Missouri have provided an updated list of potential measles exposure locations, most of which are located in the Kansas City Metro area.

According to a press release from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, measles case in Kansas began appearing after a child who was too young to be vaccinated, became infected internationally during the trip.

Cases in Missouri come from an unvaccinated adult who was exposed during a trip abroad.

For a list of exposure areas in Missouri click here

For a list of exposure areas in Kansas click here [19659002] Measles Symptoms

Symptoms typically begin with high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. Three to five days after onset of symptoms, a rash develops and usually begins on the face at the hairline and spreads according to KDHE to the neck, arms and legs.

The best way to prevent measles is the MMR vaccine. If you have had measles or have been vaccinated, the risk of getting the disease is extremely low.

People who are ill or have measles-like symptoms should stay at home unless they seek medical help. The press release says, before you visit a health care provider, call so that the provider can take action to protect other patients and employees.


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