The measles virus usually starts with a fever, according to DPH. Soon after, it causes a cough, runny nose and red eyes. A rash of red spots then breaks out starting at the head. It soon spreads to the rest of the body.
Measles can be spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes, can stay in the air for up to two hours after an infected person was there.
“People may be infected by simply being in a room where an infected person once was,” DPH said. “It is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people around him or her will also become infected if they are not protected.”
This is the eighth confirmed case in Georgia this year, Channel 2 Action News reported.
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