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30 January 2012 09:13
Health officials in Kansas, USA, are investigating a measles outbreak
Travellers should be aware that an American state has experienced an outbreak of measles, beginning at the start of the year when two housemates contracted the virus.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) said the outbreak began in Finney County and there are now six patients who have been diagnosed, with secondary cases also appearing.
KDHE and the Finney County Health Department confirmed the initial cases were contracted after the two patients travelled out of the US.
Robert Moser, secretary and state health officer, said: "In some cases, measles can result in secondary illnesses, such as bronchitis, pneumonia and encephalitis."
He urged people who are showing measles-like symptoms, which include fever, runny nose, tiredness and a blotchy body rash, to stay at home.
The virus is highly contagious and can take hold for around 10 to 14 days. To ensure the best help and protection, people visiting the area are advised to arrange comprehensive medical travel insurance.
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