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19 People Part of Measles Outbreak in North Carolina
Since Mid-April, 19 people have been diagnosed with measles in North Carolina after attending a festival in Chatham County. Measles is a highly infectious viral disease that spreads through coughing, sneezing and contact with secretions from the nose, mouth and throat of an infected person. Symptoms include a fever of more than 101 degrees, cough, red/itchy eyes. After 3-7 days, a rash will appear on the face and move to the rest of the body. Someone who has measles are contagious from 4 days prior to the appearance of the rash to 4 days after rash onset.
If you have questions about measles or do not know if you are immune to measles, please see our information on the MMR vaccine or listen to our Wellcast regarding the importance of vaccinations. To see what Occupational Health has on file for you regarding the measles compliance policy at Vanderbilt, please log into your Health & Wellness Portal using your VUnet ID and epassword.