Health Officials: Child From Keene, NH Diagnosed With Measles

KEENE, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Health officials in New Hampshire are issuing a warning to the public after a child from Keene was diagnosed with the measles over the weekend.

It is likely they may have exposed others to infection at locations in that community.

Sites include:

The United Church of Christ, 23 Central Square in Keene on Sunday May 12.

Keene Montessori School,125 Railroad St. in Keene on the morning of Thursday May 16

Cheshire Medical Center, 149 Emerald St., in Keene the afternoon of Thursday May 16.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Measles is a highly contagious virus that is usually spread through coughing and sneezing.

The virus may remain in the environment after the infectious person has left the area. There are numerous Symptoms including a skin rash that usually occurs within three to five days. 

Anyone at who visited those locations should review their vaccination status.

Those who are not vaccinated should contact their doctor if they believe they were in the area of the infected person.

This is the second case of measles identified in that state this year this year. The nationwide the count has surpassed 800. The highest tally in 25 years.

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