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Health Officials Say Central Coast Resident Has Been Diagnosed With Measles

A Central Coast resident has been diagnosed with Measles.

The San Luis Obispo County Health Department says the adult was not vaccinated against the virus and was exposed to it while traveling out of state. Officials say the department investigates all cases of measles within the county, identifies people who may have been exposed and contacts those people to help ensure they receive treatment and don’t spread the disease further.

Measles is highly contagious. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and rashes.

Whiles cases of measles are rare because most people are protected from it by childhood vaccines, they do still occur.

Health officials are reminding the public to make sure that you and your family are vaccinated.