DPH: 2nd case of measles confirmed in Fairfield County child

The Connecticut Department of Public Health announced Friday that a second case of the measles has been reported in a Fairfield County child.

News 12 Staff

Apr 24, 2021, 12:12 AM

Updated 1,127 days ago

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DPH: 2nd case of measles confirmed in Fairfield County child
The Connecticut Department of Public Health announced Friday that a second case of the measles has been reported in a Fairfield County child.
Officials say the child is in the same household as the child who contracted the first case.
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 department says these are the first cases of measles in the state since 2019.


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