How measles spreads: Important facts about this highly contagious disease

February 1, 2015 9:01 PM

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Measles, a highly contagious respiratory disease, is spreading throughout the U.S. On Friday, health officials said a New York college student who now has measles recently traveled across the state on a train, The Associated Press reports. As some may have been exposed to the disease, officials want people to be aware.

The AP continues to report that the state Health Department said Friday that the student took an Amtrak train from New York City's Penn Station to Albany and then to Niagara Falls on Jan. 25. As of Friday, the state has had three cases of measles for 2015.

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