State wellbeing authorities affirm measles case in metro Atlanta

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The Georgia Department of Public Health has affirmed an instance of measles in Cobb County, authorities said Saturday in an announcement.

Wellbeing authorities said an unvaccinated Cobb County inhabitant was affirmed to have the measles and might have presented others to it between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6.

“DPH is notifying individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and may be at increased risk for developing measles,” the division said.

Any individual who accepts they are indicating manifestations of measles should contact their human services supplier right away.

“DO NOT go to the doctor’s office, the hospital, or a public health clinic without FIRST calling to let them know about your symptoms,” DHP said. “Health care providers who suspect measles in a patient should notify public health immediately.”

The measles infection for the most part begins with a fever, as per DPH. Before long, it causes a hack, runny nose and red eyes. A rash of red spots at that point breaks out beginning at the head. It before long spreads to the remainder of the body.

Measles can be spread through the air when a tainted individual hacks or sniffles, can remain noticeable all around for as long as two hours after a contaminated individual was there.

“People may be infected by simply being in a room where an infected person once was,” DPH said. “It is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people around him or her will also become infected if they are not protected.”

This is the eighth affirmed case in Georgia this year, Channel 2 Action News revealed.

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