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    Measles and Your Family
    Posted on 06/15/2017
    Illustration of measles symptoms from Center for Disease Control website

    Measles and Your Family:

    Measles is a serious disease that causes a rash and fever.

    Measles is very contagious. It spreads when a person with measles breathes out, coughs or sneezes.

    Anyone who is not vaccinated is much more likely to get measles.

    Measles is especially dangerous for babies and young children. In rare cases, it can be deadly.

    No studies have found a link between autism and the MMR vaccine. This has been carefully studied by many doctors and scientists from around the world.

    The Aki Kurose Wellness Center can provide your child with needed immunizations at no cost to you! Please call 206-326-2141 or stop by for more information.

    If you or family member become sick with measles:

    • Call your doctor or clinic right away if you think you have symptoms.
    • Stay at home if you have measles. Don’t go to school, work, to the store, or other people’s homes.
    • Don’t have visitors to your home if you or your child have a fever or rash.

    Ask your healthcare provider if you have questions about measles or MMR vaccine.

    More information available in English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, and Vietnamese:

    http://www.kingcounty.gov/health/measles