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Baby found to have measles in Highland County

HIGHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) -- The measles outbreak that hit central Ohio earlier in the year spread to the tri-state.

The state health department has confirmed a case of measles in Highland County.  The new case involves a baby who is less than six months old.  Last month the family traveled to an area in Ohio dealing with an outbreak.
   
There is concern the number of measles cases in Highland County could rise.  There have been more than 240 cases of measles reported in six central Ohio counties.

Monday Governor John Kasich issued an executive order that allows pharmacists to administer vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella.  The governor's order eases access to the vaccines for 90 days.  The order allows licensed pharmacists to administer the shot to anyone 18-years and older.

It's important to note that just because the state allows it doesn't mean all pharmacists will give the vaccine.  Local 12 advises you call before you go to your local pharmacy.



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