In this handout from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the skin of a patient after three days of measles infection is seen at a New York hospital in 1958.

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Measles reported in Jefferson County

Health department tracking one case

March 09, 2019 - 2:09 pm

HILLSBORO, Mo. (KMOX) - A measles case has been confirmed in Jefferson County. 

The health department says its staff is working directly with the case and is working to identify potential contacts to make arrangements for follow up immunizations and care if necessary.

Officials say the case is associated with a previously identified out of state confirmed case of measles acquired while traveling.

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