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who get measles while they are in other countries. Anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk. From January 1 to July 14, 2018, 107 people from 21 states (Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington) and the Dis- trict of Colombia were reported to have measles. PROSTATE CANCER — GET THE FACTS 4) You have the power to protect your child against measles with a safe and effective vaccine. The best protec- tion against measles is measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vac- cine. MMR vaccine provides long-lasting protection against all strains of measles. Your child needs two doses of MMR vaccine for best protection:  The first dose at 12 through 15 months of age  The second dose 4 through 6 years of age If your family is traveling overseas, the vaccine recommen- dations are a little different:  If your baby is 6 through 11 months old, he or she should receive 1 dose of MMR vaccine before leaving.  If your child is 12 months of age or older, he or she will need 2 doses of MMR vaccine (separated by at least 28 days) before departure. What are the Symptoms of Measles? The symptoms of measles generally appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected. Measles typically begins with: • high fever, • cough, • runny nose (coryza), and • red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis) Two or three days after symptoms begin, tiny white spots (Koplik spots) may appear inside the mouth. Three to five days after symptoms begin, a rash breaks out. It usually begins as flat red spots that appear on the face at the hairline and spread downward to the neck, trunk, arms, legs, and feet. Small raised bumps may also appear on top of the flat red spots. The spots may become joined together as they spread from the head to the rest of the body. When the rash appears, a person’s fever may spike to more than 104° Fahrenheit. After a few days, the fever subsides and the rash fades. Welcome Autumn Purely Pediatrics Monthly membership model of outpatient pediatric medical care – No copays or deductibles required ~ Newborn home visits ~ Dr. Susan Wiepert 110 C North Seventh St., Lewiston, NY 14092 716-205-3282 Men should talk to their healthcare provider about their risk for prostate cancer. Did You Know? • 1 in 7 men will get prostate cancer during his lifetime. • In New York State, Black men are more likely to die from prostate cancer than White men. • Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men. The Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Project is focused on educating men about prostate cancer and encouraging them to talk to their doctor about their risk. The Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Project Provides FREE education to men and women about breast and prostate cancer with follow-up support. Call us for more information. Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Project 533 Tenth Street • Niagara Falls, NY. 14301 (716) 327-1752 • 327-1409 • 327-2129 www.purelypediatrics.com September 2018 WNY Family 49