Omaha Public Radio News
9:07 am
Wed May 19, 2010

Three new measles cases reported in Omaha

Omaha, NE – Three new cases of measles have been reported in Douglas County.

The Douglas County Health Department said Wednesday that three children began showing symptoms Monday of measles. They're siblings of a child diagnosed with measles last week. None of the children had been vaccinated against measles.

Health Department officials say the children visited a Barnes and Noble at Oakview Mall, Half Price Books at Westwood Plaza, and Borders Bookstore at 132nd and West Maple Sunday between four and eight PM. They also visited a KFC at 132nd and West Center Road during that time.

Anyone who was at those locations at the same time and has not been vaccinated should call their doctor if symptoms appear. Measles causes a reddish-brown rash that starts at the hair line. Other symptoms are similar to those of a cold, including cough, sore throat and a fever.