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The case of measles, confirmed in metro Atlanta; this is Georgia's eighth case this year





COBB COUNTY, Ga. ̵

1; State health officials have confirmed a case of measles in the Atlanta subway. The Georgia Department of Public Health said the case was unvaccinated in Cobb County on Saturday.

Officials notify people who may have been exposed to the virus between October 31 and November 6.

People who have symptoms of measles should contact their doctor immediately.

"DO NOT go to the doctor's office, hospital or public health clinic without FIRST calling to let them know about your symptoms. Health providers who suspect measles in a patient should notify public health immediately," they say


HISTORICAL HISTORIES


The virus usually starts with fever, followed by cough, runny nose and red eyes. A rash of small, red spots will start in the head and spread to the rest of the body.

This is the eighth confirmed case in Georgia this year. Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more information about measles here.

measles in Georgia

• 2019 – 8 (to date)
• 2018 – 0
• 2017 – 0
• 2016 – 0
• 2015 – 1
• 2014 – 0
• 2013 – 0
• 2012 – 2
• 2011 – 0
• 2010 – 1
• 2009 – 1


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