Measles is a highly contagious viral illness which can spread in the air via coughing and sneezing. People infected with measles can spread the disease from four days before through four days after their rash appears.
Measles is a serious disease which can cause high fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, and after several days of illness a red rash can occur which eventually spreads over the entire body. Many complications can occur, including pneumonia, infection in the brain with swelling, convulsions, deafness, and intellectual disability, premature births, and other possibilities including death.
There have been more than 1,100 people with measles disease in the United States already by 8/1/2019.
Two doses of properly timed Measles vaccination are 97% effective at preventing measles.
If you have not yet received two doses of measles vaccine, please call Magers now, 417-836-4000, so we can help you get this important vaccination protection.
If you think you might have the measles disease or you may have been exposed to measles disease, then please call Magers or your local emergency room at once, so you can be properly examined, evaluated, and treated.