The patient visited Twin Cities Community Hospital on January 8 and 9. This case follows a recent measles outbreak in Los Angeles County and one case in Santa Barbara County. WHAT IS MEASLES? Per the SLO County Public Health Department: Measles is highly contagious; it is spread through the air from person to person through coughing or sneezing. The incubation period is 7-21 days after exposure. Measles typically begins with high fever, cough, runny nose, and conjunctivitis. Two or three days after symptoms begin, tiny white spots (Koplik spots) may appear inside the mouth. no dataThen a rash of tiny, red spots appears, starting on the face and spreading to the rest of the body. http://charlesriveratravel.bandonseaview.com/2017/01/03/it-involves-primarily-the-choroid-which-is-a-layer-of-blood-vessels-and-connective-tissue-in-the-middle-part-of-the-eye/People with measles are usually contagious for about nine days, including the four days before their rash starts, the day of rash onset, and ending four days after. Any person who believes they have been exposed to measles should be on the alert for 21 days after exposure, to watch for symptoms of respiratory illness with fever, followed by a rash.
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