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 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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