North Dakota Reports First Measles Case in 7 Years


The first case of measles seen in the state of North Dakota since 2011 was reported Tuesday, September 4th in Burleigh County. 

The person who contracted measles lives in Burleigh County and according to the Department of Health they most likely got it out-of-state.

The NDDoH also says the individual has recovered and is no longer contagious. 

However, the individual did travel to numerous locations throughout the Bismarck area while still contagious.

People who were at the following locations on the following dates are encouraged to watch for symptoms and contact a health care provider if symptoms develop. 

Those locations and dates are as follows:

AUGUST 20th – 26th:
Any mass at the Church of St. Anne, including children who attended mass at St. Anne Elementary School on Aug. 24th

AUGUST 20th:
Dan’s Supermarket on Turnpike Ave. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m 

AUGUST 22nd:
Baptist Health Care Center 10:00 a.m. Mass
St. Mary’s Central High School & St. Mary’s Academy 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Symptoms include a high fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes followed by a rash that typically spreads from the head to the rest of the body. 

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