TN Department of Health: First measles case of 2019 is in East Tennessee

The first of the measles cases in the year 2019 were found to be East Tennessee suffered by a local resident of the area. This case of a positive measles test was discussed in the conference which was held by the Tennessee Department of Health this Thursday, but the officials decided to keep it a secret of which exact county this case has originated in. the positive test on the patient has been confirmed by the State Public Health Laboratory.

The measles disease has the following symptoms; runny nose, fever, body aches, watery eyes and white spots inside the mouth as well. It is also possible for patients of measles to get ear infections, diarrhea and pneumonia as well.

In a recent news announcement, the same health department also announced that the Tennessee public is advised to keep themselves updated about their MMR vaccination and be vigilant about their family, friends, and relatives who they seem to notice any such symptoms of the measles as mentioned above, should advise them to either visit a health care center or call a the nearest health care center to avoid them for being exposed to other individuals and transfer the infections.

Although in the history of Tennessee, there have been hardly any such cases of measles regarding the last decade. To be even more precise, throughout the last decade, Tennessee has seen hardly 15 cases of measles. “Tennessee has had only 15 cases of measles in the last decade due to relatively high vaccination rates. All children should have their first measles vaccinations at age 12-15 months, “Tennessee has had only 15 cases of measles in the last decade due to relatively high vaccination rates. All children should have their first measles vaccinations at age 12-15 months”

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