Missouri baby diagnosed with measles after trip

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An unvaccinated northwest Missouri infant has been diagnosed with measles after the family returned from traveling abroad.

The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/RE3wji ) reports Clay County health officials say the baby — who does not attend day care — was treated at an area hospital and released, and family members are being vaccinated.

Officials say measles is a highly contagious disease that is rare in the U.S. So far this year there have been 187 cases reported in 17 states, including Missouri.

Symptoms of measles include fever, rash, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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