First measles case confirmed in Arkansas
Little Rock (KATV) —
The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed a travel-related case of Measles at UAMS in Little Rock.
UAMS is now urging anyone who may have been exposed to take action immediately.
Anyone who was in the UAMS emergency department on Wednesday between 4:30 PM and 12:30 AM, or on Thursday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM may have been exposed to the measles.
If that is you and your vaccine is not up to date, you are encouraged to get vaccinated immediately.
Symptoms of the measles typically begin with a high fever, runny nose, cough and red eyes.
After a few days, those symptoms are followed by a rash that starts on the head and gradually moves down the body.
This is the first case of measles in Arkansas in three years.