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Infectious Disease Hours8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon - Fri
ContactWeekdays (614) 645-1474
Emergency on-call (614) 645-7417
Foodborne Illness Reporting (614) 645-1791
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.
Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, rash and red eyes.
If you have these symptoms, call your doctor or Columbus Public Health at (614)-645-1474. Stay home and avoid having visitors until you see a doctor.
You can prevent measles with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Top 4 Things Parents Need to Know about Measles: https://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/parents-top4.pdf, (Spanish): https://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/parents-top4-sp.pdf
For more information about measles, click here.