Grant County health officials investigating possible measles case

Tri-City HeraldMay 24, 2013 

The Grant County Health District is investigating a possible case of measles and exposure at the Grand Coulee School District, a news release said.

The health district is working with school district officials and Okanogan County Public Health “to verify the case and prevent further exposures. More information and necessary laboratory tests are still needed at this time,” the news release said. The measles virus is spread easily by coughing and sneezing, the release said.

Symptoms include fever, white spots on the inside of the mouth, a rash, red and runny eyes and tiredness, the release said.

More information: www.cdc.gov/measles/about/overview.html

Anyone with symptoms should stay home and contact a doctor, the release said. The health district also encourages vaccination, it said.

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