Health Info


No cases of measles have been identified in North Carolina in 2019.

It isn’t just a little rash. Measles can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children.

Measles symptoms typically include:

  • High fever (may spike to more than 104° F)
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Rash breaks out 3-5 days after symptoms begin

Measles Can Be Serious

  • About 1 out of 4 people who get measles will be hospitalized.-
  • 1 out of every 1,000 people with measles will develop brain swelling due to infection (encephalitis), which may lead to brain damage.
  • 1 or 2 out of 1,000 people with measles will die, even with the best care.

Protect yourself and your family by being up-to-date with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine according to CDC’s recommended immunization schedule.

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