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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Judge's Office
News Release
Monday, December 04, 2017

There has been a suspected case of measles at a Brazoria County middle school recently. This case is not lab confirmed.   - The student has recovered and is not contagious and has  returned to school.

Measles is a very contagious viral disease that develops in stages. Here is some important information about the disease; including  signs and symptoms and  how it spreads;.

·         Mild to moderate fever with cough, runny nose and red eyes develop first.

·         About 3-4 days later, a red, blotchy rash appears. Usually, first on the face then rapidly spreads downward to cover the body to the feet. In this stage, the fever may spike to 1040 F then it falls back down 2-3 days after rash onset.

·         Measles has an incubation period of about 10 days and is contagious 3-4 days before rash onset and until 3-4 days after rash appearance.

·         Serious complications, like pneumonia, may develop, although they are rare.

Children are at higher risk of developing measles if they have never had the disease or has never received the measles (MMR) vaccine. This is also true for any adult who has never had measles or the immunization.

If anyone in your household has any of the symptoms, it is recommended that they see a healthcare provider immediately. 

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