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Health district offers advice on Knox County measles outbreak

The Ohio Department of Health, Knox County Health Department and Holmes County General Health District, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating 16 confirmed cases of measles in the Knox County area.

Officials from the Logan County Health District reported this morning that no cases have been reported in Logan County.

The initial Knox County cases were unvaccinated travelers who returned to Ohio from the Philippines.

Measles is an acute, highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that is easily spread. Symptoms of the measles usually appear in 7 to 18 days after exposure. The disease is highly contagious and can be transmitted from four days prior to the onset of the rash to four days after the onset.

 

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