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Durham officials warn about possible exposure to measles at school and coffee



DURHAM, NC (WTVD) – Durham officials have informed residents of a possible measles exposure in the community.

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A letter was sent Saturday to the parents of Goddard School stating that a child with a possible case of measles was present on June 11 from 9:30 to 11:30.

Health officials said that a possible case could have occurred at Bean Traders at 105 W NC 54 in Durham on June 10 from 10:00 to 13:30.

Measles is spread by coughing, sneezing and contact with the secretions of the nose, mouth and throat of an infected person.

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If you have NOT been vaccinated against measles OR if you are immunocompromised OR pregnant and if you were there during the above periods, please call the Durham County Public Health Department today. at 919 560- HELP.

According to the authorities, the symptoms of measles usually appear in two stages. In the first stage, most people have a fever of over 101 degrees, a runny nose, watery eyes, red eyes and a cough. The second stage begins between the third and seventh days, when a rash begins to appear on the face and spreads all over the body.

Officials say that there is no confirmed case of measles but that additional tests are underway.

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