A measles outbreak in Eloy, Arizona has local residents on edge as reports indicate that some of the affected parties have visited numerous locations in the area. As ABC 15, 10 cases have been reported already, and that number may continue to rise.
The outbreak stems from an initial case that was reported at the Eloy Detention Center, and additional cases popped up from that point. Cases have reportedly visited a diverse set of locations, including churches, graduation ceremonies, health care facilities, local stores and the Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino.
Measles are noted for the red rash that becomes raised and blotchy, but there are a number of other symptoms to watch out for, including a fever, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. Those that believe they may be infected are urged to contact their medical professional and let them know they may have the measles prior to seeking treatment.
Those that have received the standard MMR vaccine - which comes in one or two doses, depending on when you were born - are immune to contracting the disease. That being said, it’s important not to disregard any telltale symptoms, and still get yourself checked out if any pop up.
Source: ABC 15
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