Cases of measles reportedly on the rise

Measles

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Cases of the measles are popping up across the country. Authorities say the main cause is travel and people not taking precautions. Anyone who has it and sneezes or coughs can pass it on.

Adults who can’t remember if they were vaccinated as a child should be vaccinated again. Infants 6 months through 11 months old should have one dose of measles vaccine.

A case of measles can include fever, runny nose, cough, and watery eyes.

However, measles can cause serious illness, even death. There have been more US travelers returning from the Philippines with measles than any other destination.

Copyright 2014 WIAT-CBS42

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