In Colorado – a new measles outbreak


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Officials of the Department of health in Denver are warning the public about the new outbreak of measles in Colorado.

Doctors found measles in an adult who was in the region from 9 to 14 January. People traveled around the world when he contracted the measles, and could pass it on to the permanent residents of the state.

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory illness that is easily transmitted by coughing and sneezing. It can be very dangerous for children who are too young for vaccination, people with compromised immune systems and those who have not been immunized. The doctors say that visitors to the Spa Blue Creek, Care Now clinics, the emergency Department of the hospital of St. Joseph may have had contact with sick and infected.