Waushara County Health News

Measles outbreak

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported an outbreak of measles in the United States currently involves 11 states. While no reported cases in Wisconsin, there has been some testing done.

Measles is the most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses. It is very contagious and spreads so easily that people who are not immune will probably get it when they come in close contact to someone who is infected. 

Measles is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing. The droplets that are coughed or sneezed into the air can remain alive or active for up to two hours.