Measles exposure in Mesa County

Anyone who dined at the Olive Garden near Mesa Mall between 6:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 28 may have been exposed to measles.

People at the restaurant at that time showing symptoms of the highly contagious disease are encouraged to contact their physician or an emergency room before trying to visit a health care professional so as not to expose others to the disease. Symptoms include a fever of 101 or more, a rash that begins on or around the face and spreads to the rest of the body, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.

Measles primarily is transferred by respiratory droplets or direct contact with the nasal or throat secretions of an infected person. Measles can result in inflammation of the brain, seizures, pneumonia or rarely, death.

For information, call 248-6900 or go to health.mesacounty.us.


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