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Measles Update

Measles cases continue to be identified in California and across the U.S.

Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles (rubeola) virus. The symptoms (fever, fatigue, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis/pink eye) usually begin 8-12 days after exposure with rash onset 2-4 days later. The rash usually begins around the ears and hairline and then spreads down to cover the face, trunk, arms, and legs.

If you have any of the following symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms in the past 7 days, you should call your health care provider immediately.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny Nose
  • Conjunctivitis/pink eye
  • White Spots in Mouth
  • Rash

Most cases of measles can be managed outside the hospital by your primary care provider.If you think you may have measles, please consider contacting your primary health care provider before coming to the emergency room.

Please do not visit hospital patients if you have any symptoms in order to protect patients, visitors and staff.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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