Naval Hospital Bremerton on Kitsap Peninsula is roughly 160 miles from southern Washington, where the spread of measles has resulted in 61 confirmed cases as of Feb. 17. Clark County Public Health reports that 54 of the confirmed 61 cases were not immunized, and are mostly children between the ages of one and 10. Officials at nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord are also working to prevent an outbreak on that installation. The hospital has been in close communication with local city, county and state health officials monitoring the outbreak. Some signs and symptoms include: a high fever with red, watery eyes; a cough; and a runny nose, followed in three to five days with a rash that starts on the face and spreads down the body.
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