Suspected measles case reported at Ohio high school

A possible case of measles has been reported in Lucas County, officials said Thursday.

A high school age child was diagnosed with the disease at a doctor’s office, according to Lucas County Deputy Health Commissioner Larry Vasko. However, health department officials doubt that the diagnoses was correct and they’ve sent a blood sample to a lab for confirmation.

The lab is expected to have results by early next week, Vasko said.

“We are treating it as a case of measles, but we think that when the lab confirmation comes back, it won’t be measles,” Vasko said.

The child had received two vaccinations for measles.

Any children who have not been vaccinated are excluded from school. At least three of the child’s classmates were not eligible for the immunization because of health conditions.

“We really don’t think the child has measles, but you can’t afford to make a mistake,” Vasko said.

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