Allegheny County, PA – Health officials say there has been one reported adult case of measles in Allegheny County.

Although the CDC says this would be the first recent reported case in Pennsylvania, officials say the case is not currently linked to any ongoing measles outbreaks happening in places like New York or California.

The person was not vaccinated and had recently traveled internationally.

They were treated at UPMC and sent home to recover. UPMC is notifying patients and staff who might have encountered the person.

Officials around the United States are encouraging people to check their vaccination records and to get vaccinated for measles if you have not already.

The Health Department (ACHD) is reporting the first case of measles in 2019 in an adult county resident. The individual,…

Posted by Allegheny County Health Department on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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According to the CDC, measles is a highly contagious acute viral respiratory illness.

It is characterized by a fever as high as 105°F, a feeling of overall weakness, cough, inflammation of the mucous membrane, and red or itchy eyes.

The most common and unique sign of measles is a flat, red rash that starts on the face and neck.

The rash usually appears about 14 days after a person is exposed. The rash spreads from the head to the trunk to the lower extremities.

Patients are considered to be contagious from 4 days before to 4 days after the rash appears.

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