Measles Confirmed in Lancaster County

January 23, 2015 5:13 PM

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Officials with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department said one case of measles has been identified in Lancaster County. Officials say the local case is a pre-school aged child who had received an initial measles immunization several years earlier. While the child is no longer contagious, the source of the exposure is still being investigated. No schools or child cares are connected to this case, and it does not appear to be connected to the recent case in the Omaha-Blair area.

The measles virus lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person and can be spread through coughing and sneezing. The virus also can live for up to two hours on a surface or in an airspace where the infected person coughed or sneezed. Symptoms generally begin within seven to 14 days after ...

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