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Sauk County advises Measles vaccinations


February 21, 2019

Sauk County and state public health officials recommend unvaccinated individuals one year and older receive a measles vaccination to protect themselves and those around them following reports that several states including Washington, New York, and Illinois have on-going measles outbreaks.

“Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease. A small number of cases are capable of quickly producing epidemics,” says Tara Hayes, health officer for Sauk County. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and rash. Although measles is usually considered a childhood disease, it can be contra...

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