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Officials Warn of Possible Measles at Third Hattiesburg Site

Officials warn that unvaccinated people have a 90 percent chance of infection. They say anyone exposed should take immediate precautions. Anyone exposed should contact a physician or emergency room before going there to ensure precautions to prevent further infections. Symptoms usually appear about 11 days after exposure. Photo by Hyttalo Souza on Unsplash

Officials warn that unvaccinated people have a 90 percent chance of infection. They say anyone exposed should take immediate precautions. Anyone exposed should contact a physician or emergency room before going there to ensure precautions to prevent further infections. Symptoms usually appear about 11 days after exposure. Photo by Hyttalo Souza on Unsplash

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials say they're investigating a third site where a traveler passing through Mississippi could have infected people with measles.

The Mississippi State Department of Health says Monday that a traveler was contagious and visited the food court at Turtle Creek Mall in Hattiesburg on April 10. Earlier, officials warned the traveler visited a Subway restaurant on April 9 and a Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers on April 10, both in Hattiesburg.

Mississippi hasn't reported any cases of measles despite a nationwide outbreak.

Officials warn that unvaccinated people have a 90 percent chance of infection. They say anyone exposed should take immediate precautions. Anyone exposed should contact a physician or emergency room before going there to ensure precautions to prevent further infections. Symptoms usually appear about 11 days after exposure.

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