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DOH Confirms Two Additional Measles Cases

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TWC News: City Health Dept. Confirms Two More Measles Cases
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The recent outbreak of measles here in the city keeps getting bigger as two new cases have been confirmed by the city's health department.

The total number of cases now stands at 26, 12 of them children.

Most of the outbreak is centered in northern Manhattan.

Symptoms of the virus include rash, high fever, coughing, red eyes and a runny nose.

It typically lasts five to six days and health officials say measles is extremely contagious.

Residents who have not been vaccinated against the disease are being urged to do so.

For more information, visit nyc.gov/health.

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