CDC monitoring spread of measles in 21 states, including Indiana

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says its monitoring measles outbreaks in 21 states, including MI and Indiana.

According to the CDC, in 2017, 118 people from 15 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles.

In 2014, the USA experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC. The Monroe County Health Department said it was alerted to a case of measles back in January. Travelers with measles are capable of bringing it into the U.S. She said the measles virus can stay in the air for up to two hours and if you've been exposed to it and haven't been vaccinated, there's a 90 percent chance you'll become infected with it.

In 2014, there was a record number of cases, with 667 cases from 27 states, which marked the largest outbreak since the elimination of measles in the US was documented in 2000, the CDC stated.

Symptoms include a mild-to-moderate fever, a cough, runny nose, red eyes and a sore throat.

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The rash appears as red and blotchy marks on the hairline that travel down over several days, turning brown and eventually fading.

Your child can still get measles in the U.S. He said measles is contagious and can even send people to the hospital.

"Atypical" measles may rarely develop in people who have partial immunity, which occurs when a person's immune response to a vaccine is enough to prevent severe infection or mortality, but not enough to protect them from becoming ill.

The measles vaccine - known as the MMR or measles, mumps and rubella vaccine - is very effective.

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