CDC Eyes Rash of Measles in FL and More States

posted by Nathalie Rodriguez - 

The CDC is keeping its eye on a measles outbreak that covers more than 20 states. 

 The health agency says 107 people have come down with measles.  The CDC says this year's total is likely to be higher than last year, when 118 cases were reported.  

Measles spreads through the air when infected people cough or sneeze.  

Symptoms usually show up ten days to two weeks after a person is exposed and last for a week to ten days.  

Symptoms include high fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes followed by a rash that typically starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.

Florida joins, Texas, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington.

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