An international visitor has been confirmed to have measles by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health has recently confirmed a case of measles in an international visitor. This news comes at a time when cases of this highly infectious disease are on the rise both in the United States and overseas. Nick Staab, who is the assistant medical director at the county health department, has stated that measles is very easy to spread.

Concerns about additional cases have been raised, and efforts are underway to investigate this particular case to understand more about the exposure and best inform the public. Staab emphasizes that symptoms of measles include fever, runny nose, and a rash. He also highlights the importance of staying up to date on vaccinations.

The measles virus can linger in the air for several hours and can infect unvaccinated individuals long after an infected person has left a room. As such, it’s crucial to take precautions to prevent its spread. The department encourages people to get vaccinated against measles if they have not already done so. Additionally, individuals should practice good hygiene by washing their hands regularly and covering their mouths when coughing or sneezing in public places.

By Editor

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