1 case of measles confirmed in Kentucky, health officials urge vaccination

January 20, 2023

A case of measles has been confirmed in Kentucky, according to state, although the specific location is unknown.

In a release from the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness, the case is connected to an outbreak in Columbus, Ohio, where 85 children got sick. The outbreak in Columbus started in October.  

Currently, there are no confirmed cases in Jefferson County. 

Measles can be very dangerous to babies and children. Symptoms include high fever, cough, runny nose or red and watery eyes. Children can also suffer complications from measles including pneumonia and encephalitis. 

Read more at WDRB.

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