The Wichita Eagle The Wichita Eagle

February 21, 2015 11:47 PM

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The Wichita Eagle The Wichita Eagle

Measles has been making headlines again. Last summer, a measles outbreak hit close to home with 11 confirmed cases in Sedgwick County. Now an outbreak originating from Disneyland has resulted in 114 cases in seven states. Although this has certainly reignited the debate on vaccinations, we have also seen an increase in patient concern about the measles in our health clinic.

Measles is a respiratory illness. Initially, an infected person will develop fever, malaise and loss of appetite. The eyes often become red and watery. A runny nose and cough develop. White spots like grains of salt are found in the mouth. The rash appears three to five days after the initial sympto...

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