Orange County links measles risk to youth baseball game

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ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — People who attended a youth baseball game last weekend in Hillsborough might have been exposed to measles, WRAL reports.

A person who attended two games of the Hillsborough Youth Athletic Association  on Friday, May 3, at 6 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Park in Cedar Grove and on Saturday, May 4, at 4:30 p.m. at Exchange Club Park in Hillsborough – developed symptoms of measles on Sunday.

According to the report, those who attended the games, even if they have current vaccinations, should be on alert for symptoms of measles, which include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a rash that begins on the head and spreads downward over the body.

While the person diagnosed with measles Sunday had been vaccinated and had no reason to suspect he was contagious, rare cases of measles develop in those with a current vaccine, the health department said. People with measles can infect others up to four days before they show symptoms.

The Orange County Health Department is offering free measles vaccines to those who think they might have been exposed.

Read more at WRAL

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