Third measles case confirmed in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Public Health is confirming a third case of measles in Connecticut.

DPH said Tuesday the adult lives in New Haven County.

In February, an infant and an adult living in Fairfield County were confirmed infected with the highly contagious disease. All three have recovered and the cases do not appear to be linked.

Public Health Commissioner Jewell Mullen said the cases point to the need for people to be vaccinated for measles.

While most residents have been vaccinated, Mullen said it's important for people to know their vaccination status and be aware of the signs and symptoms, which typically begin one to two weeks after someone is exposed to an infected person. A typical case begins with a fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and sore throat.

©2014 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.