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Measles case confirmed in Pima County

TUCSON – Pima County Public Health and the Department of Health Services have confirmed a positive case of measles in Pima County.

According to Pima County, a 12-month-old infant was diagnosed with measles. The infant had recently traveled in Asia.

ADHS is currently investigating if there was any exposure to the community of the disease.

Measles is spread through the air by coughing or sneezing. Symptoms of measles include a fever, red and watery eyes, coughing, runny nose, and is followed by a rash.

ADHS says measles can be prevented with the MMR vaccine. MMR Vaccine protects from measles, mumps, and rubella.

Hector Ponce

Hector Ponce

Hector Ponce is a digital content producer at KVOA. Hector interned at KVOA in summer of 2016.
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