Possible Measles hit Centre County

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UPDATE– In 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Health states there are no reported cases of measles in Pennsylvania through April 19th.

BOALSBURG, CENTRE Co., Pa. (WTAJ) — A possible case of the measles was reported in Centre County on April 18.

The potential case was reported at Mount Nittany Physician Group’s practice, located in Boalsburg.

Mount Nittany reported it to the state department of health out of an abundance of caution.

They also called patients and allowed them to reschedule appointments if desired.

The practice remained open throughout the day, which Mount Nittany says is in accordance with the Department of Health’s guidelines.

Measles, like the mumps, is a highly contagious disease that can spread through coughing, sneezing, and contact with the saliva of someone infected.

It can be prevented with a vaccine.

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