Dept. of Public Health confirms child measles case in Fairfield County

The Connecticut Department of Public Health said Friday that a child living in Fairfield County has the measles.

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2021, 9:01 PM

Updated 1,134 days ago

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Dept. of Public Health confirms child measles case in Fairfield County
The Connecticut Department of Public Health said Friday that a child living in Fairfield County has the measles.
It says the child got it from traveling internationally as he wasn't yet vaccinated for it.
The DPH says it's working with local partners to identify contacts.
Symptoms include a fever, runny nose, red eyes and a sore throat. They typically appear seven to 14 days after exposure.
A red or reddish-brown rash will then develop, starting from the hairline and spreading throughout the whole body.
Measles is also highly contagious. It can spread four days before the rash appears and four days after the rash appears.
The state requires students to get the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine to attend school.


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