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Measles, once rare, are becoming a cause for concern

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Cases of measles are now appearing in pockets across the country, particularly in the northwest. It is critical to understand the virus and how to be protected from it.

The symptoms of measles appear seven to 14 days after a person is infected. They include high fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes. Tiny white spots may appear inside the mouth, along with a rash on the face, neck, trunk, arms, legs and feet.

Children and adults can receive the measles vaccine at any of the three metro Oklahoma City-County Health Department locations. For more information, visit the CDC.

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department

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