An advisory about the risk of measles was issued by the New York State Department of Health in October after an international traveler from Israel who was infected with the disease visited many places in New York City -- potentially exposing people everywhere the traveler went.
A measles vaccine offers protection against the highly contagious viral disease, explains Dr. Jana Shaw, a pediatric infectious disease expert at Upstate.
In this “HealthLink on Air” interview she discusses the symptoms of measles, how it spreads, and why this disease is a concern more than 50 years after introduction of a vaccine.
Also on the show: the death of Clark Gable, and the new edition of Upstate Medical University’s literary journal.
Tune in this Sunday, November 11 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.