Two people in Johnson Co. infected with measles

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This thin-section transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed the ultrastructural appearance of a single virus particle, or virion, of measles virus. (Photo: CDC)

OLATHE, Kan. — Two cases of measles in Johnson County are being investigated and watched by the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment and the Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment.

The infected were identified as an adult and a child. No additional information was provided about the patients, but according to the news release, all those at risk for the disease are being contacted and the investigation is ongoing.

Measles is a rare respiratory disease caused by a virus.  Symptoms usually include fever, blotchy rash on the skin, cough, runny nose, red, watery eyes, aches, tiny white spots with bluish-white centers found inside the mouth.

Measles can be spread to others from four days before to four days after the rash appears.

For more information on measles, click here.

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