NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials in the Hudson Valley have issued a measles alert after the disease was confirmed in a student at a private school in New Paltz.
The measles case was reported by Dutchess County Health Commissioner Michael Caldwell in a press release. He said a number of students at the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School haven't been vaccinated for measles. He said anyone who visited the school since Sept. 10 or had contact with anyone from the school should make sure they're up to date on vaccinations.
Most children are vaccinated against measles in infancy and the disease has become rare in the United States. Symptoms include fever, irritated eyes, runny nose, cough and a rash.
Caldwell said there have been 50 measles cases reported in the United States this year.