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Suspected measles case in unvaccinated child a false alarm

Suspected measles case in unvaccinated child a false alarm

A Baltimore County child who came to Sinai Hospital in the city with a fever and rash earlier this month recently does not have measles, health officials said Monday. Officials had suspected the highly contagious virus because the child did not received the two doses of vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, as recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An outbreak of the disease earlier this year stemming from unvaccinated children in Los Angeles had put public health officials on heightened alert for the disease. The CDC confirmed the Maryland child does not have measles. “Out of an abundance of caution, given how contagious measles is, we treated...

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