Test results have confirmed that a school-age child in Hudson does not have measles, Summit County health officials said Friday.
Summit County Public Health had been investigating the suspected case of measles this week. Health and school officials had alerted anyone who might have come in contact with the child as a precaution.
Summit County’s last measles case was diagnosed in 2010. It involved an adult who had traveled to a foreign country experiencing a measles outbreak.
Two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine is considered about 99 percent effective in preventing the disease, said Dr. Marguerite Erme, medical director of Summit County Public Health.
Symptoms of the measles include runny nose, cough, watery eyes and fever followed by a rash that begins on the face and moves down the body.