State issues warning to Alaskans about measles outbreak

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has issued a warning to Alaskans regarding the measles outbreak in Washington. They say that anyone who has traveled to Washington or Oregon and isn't vaccinated should watch for symptoms including fever, red eyes, cough, and runny nose.

Two or three days after initial symptoms appear, tiny white bumps will form in the mouth and a few days later a rash will appear. The Department of Health says that people who expect they have measles should call the clinic before going in to limit the chance of exposing other people. They also encourage anyone who isn't vaccinated to get the measles mumps and rubella vaccine.