TUCSON, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Arizona health officials have confirmed a Measles case in Pima County.
According to a statement released Friday, the patient is a 12-month-old child, and the case is confirmed in a child with Asia-related travel. The Arizona Department of Health Services is working with Pima County Public Health Department to learn if there was any community exposure to the disease.
According to AZDHS, Measles spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes, and symptoms typically appear seven 12 days after exposure, but can take up to 21 days to appear in some cases. Symptoms consist of a fever of 101F or higher, red, watery eyes, cough and runny nose which is followed by a rash that is read, raised and blotchy. The rash begins at the hairline first, and moves down the body. Symptoms may last five to six days.
FOX 10 reported on this story from Phoenix.