NPS Parents Warned About Measles

NORFOLK – Local parents are being warned that they may have been exposed to the measles virus recently.

A letter sent home to parents in the Norfolk Public School District said that students that played in the recent GNAC conference soccer tournament on April 7th and 8th may have been exposed to measles.

Parents were asked to look for the early warning signs of measles, which include fevers, watery eyes and coughing followed by a red, blotchy rash.

Officials with the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department say the virus takes anywhere from eight to 12 days from first exposure to develop.

Nebraska has seen six cases of measles in the last three years, after having none reported since the early 90’s.

Health officials say vaccinations are effective in preventing measles.