Measles Outbreak in WA Caused Emergency Alert – Check Out Main Symptoms

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Public Health news stated that a state of emergency was declared because of the measles outbreak in the state of Washington. 

Read the details on Nexter.org.

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State emergency due to the measles outbreak 

Washington Department of Health officials announced a state of emergency as there have been 36 confirmed cases and 11 suspected cases of the disease.

In Friday’s statement,  Gov. Jay Inslee said, “Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fatal in small children. The existence of 26 confirmed cases in the state of Washington creates an extreme public health risk that may quickly spread to other counties.”

At least 107 cases of measles occurred in 2018 in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

Measles symptoms

Symptoms of measles are quite acute, especially in adults. With the disease occurs:

  • headache
  • weakness
  • fever
  • loss of appetite
  • runny nose
  • dry cough
  • redness and swelling of the throat
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eyes
  • red eyes
  • measles rash

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On the second or third day of the disease, pink spots are poured on the palate, and small whitish spots appear on the mucous membrane of the cheeks and lips. These spots occur before the rash on the body.

If measles ended without complications, on the fourth day from the beginning of the rash, the patient feels better.

The rash disappears completely, or it can be replaced by pigmentation on some of the skin areas. The temperature of the patient becomes normal, coughing and inflammation of the eyes disappear and gradually they recover.


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