People with measles can spread the virus to others from four days before the rash starts through four days after. As soon as measles is suspected, it is important to take steps to prevent the spread of the disease.
Stay away from others.
Until we know whether or not you have measles, it is important to reduce the risk of getting anyone else sick. Stay at home and away from other people as much as possible until results come back. Providers can offer a letter to schools or workplaces if needed. Your provider will be in touch as soon as test results are in, and someone from the Vermont Department of Health will also reach out to help with next steps.
Know who in your household is immune to measles.
Have people in your household check their immunization history to find out if they are immune. If tests confirm that this is measles, that will help the Health Department know who may need to be vaccinated and who is already immune.
Most people are immune if they:
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