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There has been one confirmed case of measles in Fairbanks. If you are concerned your child may be at risk of contracting measles or may already have measles, read below for more information or call our office to speak to the triage nurse.Measles is caused by the measles virus which is spread easily through the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs and someone nearby inhales the infected droplets. It can also be transmitted by direct contact with fluids from the nose or mouth of an infected person.
Signs and SymptomsPrior to the approval of the measles vaccine, measles epidemics usually took place during the late winter and spring. The most recognizable symptom of measles is an extensive red or brownish blotchy rash, although this is not the only symptom. Once a child is exposed to and infected with the measles virus, his first symptoms will not appear for 8 to 12 days (the incubation period). Infected children tend to be contagious for 1 to 2 days before symptoms finally emerge and 3 to 5 days before the rash breaks out. This contagious period continues for 4 days after the rash appears. Read more…
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