2014 Measles Outbreak
Measles Information Line-(740) 295-7317
The Center for Disease Control, the Ohio Department of
Health and local health departments in the state continue to investigate the outbreak of
measles. The outbreak began with unvaccinated travelers to the Philippines. It
is one of the largest the country has seen in 20 years and is rapidly spreading
across the state.
There are currently no scheduled measles specific clinics in
Contact the Health department
in the county that you live in to schedule an MMR vaccine.
the Coshocton County Health Department at 740- 295-7307 to schedule an MMR appointment for
or call the Maternal & Child Health Center at 740-622-2999 to schedule
vaccination appointments for
Call the Coshocton City Health Department at 740-622-1736 for an appointment or clinic info.
Call the Holmes County Health Department at
Toll Free at 877-674-5035 for an appointment or clinic info.
Or call the
Health Department at
740-399-8009 for an appointment or clinic info.
Measles Fact Sheet
Summer Travel Poster
As of July 11th, the Coshocton County Health Department currently has confirmed 44 cases of measles in the county. Ohio has 368 cases in a nine county area.
There have been 10 hospitalizations
reported; most have recovered on their own.
Measles is an acute, highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that is easily spread.
Symptoms of the measles usually appear within 7-18 days after exposure. The disease is highly contagious and can be transmitted from four days prior to the onset of the rash to four days after the onset.
Anyone who is not immunized and gets exposed to the disease has a high likelihood of getting ill.
Immunization is the most effective way to protect yourself
and your family from vaccine-preventable diseases,” said ODH Interim Director Lance Himes.
“When fully vaccinated, the Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine is 99 percent effective in preventing the measles.”
The Coshocton County Health Department is offering the MMR vaccine to both children and adults. To
schedule vaccination appointments for
children call 622-2999. To
schedule appointments for
adults, call 295-7307.
“We encourage all residents to consult with their physician and get vaccinated to protect themselves from this highly contagious virus,” said Health Commissioner Bob Brems of the Coshocton County Health Department.
Learn more about measles!
Ohio Department of Health
Center for Disease Control