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Health center implements measles precautions

7/26/2014

PLAINVILLE -- Measles, a highly infectious virus that causes fever, runny nose, cough and body rash, has hit record numbers this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control Prevention. So far in 2014, the CDC has reported 566 cases of measles in 20 states. Confirmed cases have been reported in Johnson County, Sedgwick County and the Kansas City metro area.

PLAINVILLE -- Measles, a highly infectious virus that causes fever, runny nose, cough and body rash, has hit record numbers this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control Prevention. So far in 2014, the CDC has reported 566 cases of measles in 20 states. Confirmed cases have been reported in Johnson County, Sedgwick County and the Kansas City metro area.

Rooks County Health Center in Plainville has implemented a measles precaution effective immediately.

Measles symptoms include: Fever, cough or runny nose and rash. If you think you might have the measles and need to seek medical care, notify your provider or RCH before coming to the health center.

Hospital staff will meet you at the emergency room entrance to apply a special mask before entering the building. Measles patients will be placed in a "negative pressure" isolation room, which prevents the air from entering through the hospital's regular air system.

Call ahead for information and instructions: Doctors Without Delay Walk-in Clinic (785) 688-3627, RCH (785) 688-4449, Stockton Medical Clinic (785) 425-6921 or Post Rock Family Medicine (785) 434-2622.