DON’T GO TO E.R. IF EXPOSED TO MEASLES

  

Texas, doctors are reminding the public just how important it is to get vaccinated against measles.

There are no confirmed cases in the Brazos Valley, but area medical professionals are taking extra steps.

Doctors at Baylor Scott & White in College Station are urging people who think they may have been exposed to measles to not go to the emergency room, but instead, call your doctor and make a plan.

Dr. Lauren Steffan of Baylor Scott & White, says measles can be spread by both contact and by respiratory droplets in the air, which can actually stay there for several hours after leaving.

That means people who could have the measles virus could infect numerous others be going to the emergency room.

Dr. Steffan also urged anyone who thinks they’re infected, to avoid any contact with the public.

The CDC recommends anyone working in healthcare and higher education to make sure you're up to date with your MMR vaccine.

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