Second Reported Case of Measles In Eau Claire County

By: Allison Miller
By: Allison Miller

A second likely case of measles in less than a week has been reported in Eau Claire County.

According to City-County health officials the second person to get the virus is an adolescent girl who had close family contact with the first person diagnosed with Measles.. and who had not been immunized.

Local health officials who have been working with the state division of public health since the first case, say the girl was isolated at home during the time the virus was contagious and therefore poses minimal threat to the public.

Measles is a serious viral disease that causes a cough, high fever and a nasty facial rash.

Health officials say people should check their immunizations and contact the health department if they think they may have been exposed to the virus.

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