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
- Runny Nose
- Conjunctivitis/pink eye
- White Spots in Mouth
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.
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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