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First measles exposure reported in Mississippi

First measles exposure reported in Mississippi

Posted: Apr. 19, 2019 4:44 PM
Updated: Apr. 19, 2019 4:44 PM

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we've got an update now on our breaking news at the top of our broadcast -- mississippi dealing with a measles exposure w-t-v-a's daniella oropeza is at the alert desk with what state health officials are saying. craig, the mississippi department of health held a news conference moments before the top of the hour. and we're told someone with a contagious case of measles traveled through the state between april 9th and april 11th. numerous exposures were reported and officials are trying to notify the state. take a look at this map. the area most effected is in hattiesburg. the first exposure happened at the subway restaurant inside a circle k on highway 11 between 2 and 4 p-m on april 9th. the second exposure happened north of that at the raising cane's on hardy street between 10 and 11 p-m on april 10th. and with this information...sta te health officials are reminding everyone that measles is highly contagious. it is an airborne illness. and symptoms may not show up for days after exposure. and if you notice any symptoms...notify health officials immediately. state health officials advise that you get the m-m-r vaccines. and check with your medical provider to make sure you are up to date. they say anyone born after 19-57 should make sure they are vaccinated. those born before 19-57 do not need to worry about getting the vaccine. now the state of tennessee confirmed a case yesterday in the eastern part of the state. at this time, state health officials are trying to determine if this person made any other stops in the state of mississippi. stay with us as this story devleops. from the alert desk. i'm daniella oropeza. from a
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