Update: Possible measles case in Lancaster County

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The State Department of Health has announced a possible measles exposure in Lancaster County.

Health officials say a person who likely has the measles was at Pucillo Gymnasium at Millersville University between 3:00pm and 8:00pm last Saturday.  Also, at the Sheetz Convenience Store on Millersville Road in Lancaster between 5:30pm and 8:30pm on Tuesday and at the “College Avenue Associates” in Lancaster between 2:00pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday.

Millersville University has put together information on the measles at http://www.millersville.edu/healthservices/measles-information.php

A free vaccination clinic was offered today at the Department of Health at the Lancaster Health Center on Old Philadelphia Pike.

Health experts say it’s important to know how severe the disease could possibly get and the importance of getting vaccinated.

Measles can often make someone feel very uncomfortable with a high fever, cough, nasal congestion, and a runny nose.  In extreme cases, measles can also lead to Pneumonia.

A blood test from the suspected patient has been sent to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia for testing.  The results from that test should be in some time next week.

Doctors have already diagnosed a person in Cumberland County with the measles.  There is now another suspected case in Montgomery County.