(06/17/2009)
The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department is reporting more cases of Swine Flu.

Wood county is now reporting 46 total confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu.

Health department officials say 43 of those patients remain in Wood county and three are out of state.

Officials say none of the patients have been hospitalized and all of the cases have been mild so far.

The MOVHD has identified a case of Measles in Wood County, the first case in the state in more than 15 years.

Officials say the patient is a child, who does not have a history of immunization against Measles.

The last case of the Measles identified in West Virginia was in 1994.

Measles is a very contagious viral disease, that can be prevented by taking a vaccine

Symptoms include:

-high fever
-cough
-runny nose
-redness of the eyes
-a rash that develops a few days after symptoms appear

The health department suggests calling your doctor if you or your children have these symptoms.

Officials say this case of measles should serve as a reminder for everyone to keep immunizations up-to-date.

Doctors say if you have been immunized, you don't need to worry.


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