There is currently one measles case in Putnam County. Educational efforts are underway to support the public and our health care providers.
If you think you or a family member have been exposed or are having symptoms, you should stay home and call your health care provider first. If you do have the measles, you could spread it to others who are not immune. That is why it is best to call your doctor, an urgent care center or your emergency room before going there. They will tell you the best way to get checked without exposing others.
It is important to know your own immunization status. If you are unsure, you should check with your physician and get the measles vaccine to protect yourself if necessary.