Labs tests prove negative for measles in Summit County

STOW, Ohio - The Summit County Public Health confirmed Friday laboratory testing for a suspected case of measles has returned with negative results.

The department received a report Monday of a suspected case of measles at an elementary school in Hudson .

SCPH said the cause of the illness is not known at this time. The department does not believe that there is any ongoing communicable disease risk to the public from this case.

Symptoms for measles include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, sore throat and red rash appearing three to five days after the start of the symptoms. Symptoms of mumps include runny nose, cough and swelling of the salivary glands. If measles or mumps are suspected laboratory testing is vital to the diagnosis.

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