- Associated Press - Sunday, May 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Allegheny County health officials have reported its second case of measles in the last month.

It’s unclear whether the two cases are related, but the Health Department is encouraging people to call their primary care physician if they experience symptoms such as a runny nose or cough and a high fever.

Officials have notified the infected person’s workplace and have identified three other places where people may have been exposed: an office building in Monroeville on May 16; the Berry Quool yogurt store in Oakmont on May 17; and the Citizen’s Bank Building downtown on May 19 or 20.

Most people aren’t at risk because they’ve been vaccinated, but some groups are more susceptible, including people who haven’t been vaccinated, those born after 1957 and those with compromised immune systems.

Measles is caused by a highly contagious virus, and symptoms begin 7 to 21 days after exposure.

The first measles case in the county was reported early this month in the Pittsburgh area.

Nationally, about 189 people had measles last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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