Utah Department of Heath follows up with 200 potential cases of measles that may have come into contact with the two youth cases in Utah. Department Health Educator Becky Ward recommends vaccination to prevent larger cases as the virus may infect other individuals during the 10-12 days prior to visible symptoms.
Often people feel good enough to be out and about, and that is what we don’t want. Spread is possible, and public health officials are trying to reduce that to zero if we can. Make sure you’re vaccinated. Measles can kill, and it did before the vaccine came along. It can cause brain inflammation and seizures, among other things. It’s a very serious disease, and this is a good reminder for people to get vaccinated.