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Measles spreading north of the border

Measles spreading north of the border

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KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Measles is spreading across the border in Canada.

Dr. Greg Stern with the Whatcom County Health Department says it is a concern for Whatcom County because of heavy cross-border traffic.

He says there are about 100 confirmed cases, including some in nearby Abbotsford.

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Symptoms include red eyes, a fever of 102 degrees or more, coughing, runny nose and a red rash that spreads from the neck and face down to the rest of the body.

Children less than five years old who have not been vaccinated are especially at risk and should be given the MMR vaccine right away.

 

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