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Baltimore child thought to have measles tests negative
Baltimore child thought to have measles tests negative

A Baltimore 12-month-old with a suspected case of measles, a highly contagious respiratory disease, does not have the virus, city health officials said Thursday. The child was taken to two area hospital emergency departments on Jan. 21 with symptoms of measles and initial testing was positive, according to the Baltimore City Health Department. But further testing at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed the child had a reaction to the measles, mumps and rubella combination vaccine she received earlier in the month. The CDC reported that five percent of people have such a reaction, with fever and rash. Dr. Leana Wen, the Baltimore City Health Commissioner, said...

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