FITCHBURG (CBS) – Heath officials are reporting a “low” suspect case of the measles in a student at South Street Elementary School in Fitcbhurg.
School officials said they are taking the “preventative measures to prevent the potential spread” of measles if the student’s case is confirmed.
Measles is a highly contagious illness that can be spread through the air by coughing or sneezing. Symptoms include a high fever, runny nose, watery red eyes and a cough, followed days later by a rash.
Those at the highest risk are anyone who have not had the measles or have never been vaccinated; and babies younger than 12 months old as they are too young to be vaccinated.
Anyone who notices any of these symptoms are encouraged to contact their doctor.