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 Outbreak Includes Missouri, Illinois

The health agency says 107 people have come down with measles as of July 14.

August 15, 2018 - 12:13 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The CDC is keeping its eye on a measles outbreak that covers more than 20 states, including Missouri and Illinois.  

The health agency says 107 people have come down with measles as of July 14.  In 2017, 118 measles cases were reported for the whole year, the CDC reports.

Measles spreads through the air when infected people cough or sneeze. Symptoms usually show up 10 days to two weeks later - they include high fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes followed by a rash that typically starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.