Finland health officials have issued a measles warning (computer translated) for the Luodo, Ostrobothnia area after a child tested positive for the contagious viral disease.


The child reportedly contracted the disease abroad and may have exposed people at her school and the Kokkola hospital.

Measles cases increased by more than 30 percent worldwide from 2016: WHO

Measles is a disease that can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia (infection of the lungs), and even death. It is caused by a highly contagious virus that is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing. Signs and symptoms of measles include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes.


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