February 13, 2019 / By Dr. Mary Engrav, Medical Director, Molina Healthcare of Washington
Measles is a serious disease that produces a rash and high fever, may cause diarrhea and lung infection, and can even affect the brain.
No virus spreads more easily as measles.
You can contract measles from an infected person who sneezes, coughs or even breathes near you. Children under five, adults over 20, pregnant women and people in poor health are at the highest risk of experiencing serious problems with the measles.
Stay safe. Get vaccinated now.
No matter where in Washington you live, it’s not too late to get your measles shot. Call your provider to ask about who in your family should get the vaccine.
Think you may have the measles?
If you have a rash but aren’t sure if you have the measles, please take one of these actions:
To learn more about the measles and the outbreak in Washington, please visit:
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