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Measles in Pittsburgh?

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

There has been at least 5 total cases of the Measles in the Pittsburgh area.

The Allegheny Health Department has confirmed at least 5 businesses in the Pittsburgh area where measles may have come in contact with, states the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

What is the measles?   

According to the CDC Measles, or Rubeola is a highly contagious virus that starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, followed by a rash that spreads all over the body.   

We rely on vaccines to help reduce the impact of the measles on society, however if not vaccinated you are 90% more likely to be affected by the measles.     

So, what should you do if you think your business has been exposed to the measles? 

Call SERVPRO of West Beaver County immediately at (724) 709- 7235.  SERVPRO of West Beaver County can work with you on fully disinfecting your home and/ or business. Exposure to biological contaminants can pose serious health consequences.  We are trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.  

Please refer to our Biohazard Emergency Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property. 

For more information on Measles and Vaccination, visit The Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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