In a follow-up on the measles outbreak associated with a local child care facilities in the Columbus, Ohio area, city health officials report 24 cases since earlier this month. 11 daycare and school locations have had cases.

All 24 cases were unvaccinated. 11 patients required hospitalization for their illness. No deaths were reported.

All 24 cases were in children 17 year of age and younger with the majority reported (15) in children ages 1-2 years.

Measles can be dangerous, especially for small children. It is very contagious and can make children so sick they have to go to a hospital, or even die.

How contagious is measles? Answer: Very

Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, rash and red eyes.

You can prevent measles with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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