2nd measles case confirmed in Seminole County

Published On: Mar 15 2013 11:37:23 AM EDT
Updated On: Mar 15 2013 11:37:54 AM EDT
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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -

Another case of the measles has been confirmed in Seminole County, according to health officials.

The case is the 39-year-old husband of a woman first diagnosed with the disease in February.

Epidemiologists are notifying any and all facilities this patient visited during his infectious period.

The symptoms of measles generally begin approximately seven to 14 days after a person is exposed to someone with measles, and include:

  • Blotchy rash
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • Feeling run down, achy (malaise)
  • Tiny white spots with bluish-white centers found inside the mouth (Koplik‚Äôs spots)

Adults born after 1957 should receive at least one dose of measles vaccine unless they have already had measles or the vaccine and are immune, health officials said. Children should received two doses of the vaccine.

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