Measles cases reported in southwestern CT

The most obvious symptom of measles is the red rash that starts on the face. (4/29/14)

BRIDGEPORT - A local doctor who specializes in infectious diseases says more than 120 cases of measles have been reported in the United States so far this year, including three in southwestern Connecticut.

The most obvious symptom of measles is the red rash that starts on the face. Doctors say that comes with a high fever that can spike to 105 degrees.

State Health Department Spokesman Bill Gerrish says it's an adult from New Haven County who was diagnosed most recently. Doctors say this is a reminder to check on the vaccination status of yourself and others in your family.

Doctors say fortunately, the cases in Connecticut have been isolated, so there's no indication of an outbreak.

Bridgeport Hospital's Dr. Zane Saul says the highly contagious respiratory virus is most dangerous for babies, and can cause miscarriages in pregnant women.

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