Measles are making a comeback

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

A disease once thought to be vanquished in the United States is making a comeback.

There's been a dramatic increase in the number of Measles cases in the United States.

So far this year 129 people have been infected in 13 states.

Most have been in California and New York.

The majority of those experiencing outbreaks were not vaccinated; a trend some parents are following.

Measles symptoms generally begin about 7-14 days after a person is infected.

Some things to look out for include a mild fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, and sore throat.

A reddish rash will also appear on the face and spread downward.

Before the vaccine this disease infected about half a million people every year and sent nearly 50,000 to the hospital.

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