Measles case likely con­tracted abroad

The Oklahoman - - NEWS -

NOR­MAN — The Oklahoma State Depart­ment of Health says a mi­nor with measles in Nor­man likely con­tracted the in­fec­tion while trav­el­ing abroad.

The depart­ment is con­tin­u­ing to check with peo­ple who vis­ited places in Nor­man at cer­tain times that cor­re­spond with the in­fected in­di­vid­ual's move­ments.

Measles is spread through the air when an in­fected per­son ei­ther coughs or sneezes.

The in­fec­tion can re­main in an in­door lo­ca­tion for up to two hours after that in­di­vid­ual leaves.

Ac­cord­ing to the depart­ment, symp­toms of the measles in­clude a fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and even­tu­ally a rash that be­gins on the face and spread to the rest of the body.

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