Clermont County Public Health investigating a potential case of measles

February 20, 2024

BATAVIA, Ohio – Clermont County Public Health is investigating a potential case of measles in the county. Public Health is working with the individual and their healthcare provider to gather more information.

“We want to be extra cautious and make sure our residents know the signs and symptoms and how to protect themselves from measles,” said Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit. “The best thing you can do is to stay up to date on your vaccines and stay home when you’re sick.”

Measles has been present internationally and in the U.S. in 2024, including in Ohio.

Measles is a highly contagious virus. It can spread from one person to another by coughing or sneezing. The virus can live for up to two hours in the air after an infected person leaves the area and can infect other people who breathe the contaminated air or touch infected surfaces.

People infected with measles can spread the virus to others before showing symptoms. Symptoms usually appear 7-14 days after a person comes in contact with the virus.

Measles symptoms include:

You are considered protected against measles if:

The MMR vaccine is a routine vaccine that requires two doses. Children can get their first dose at 12 months and typically get their second dose between 4 and 6 years old. If you have received two doses of the MMR vaccine for measles, your chances of getting it are very low. After two doses, the vaccine is 97% effective at preventing measles.

If you don’t know whether or not you’re protected, ask your healthcare provider for your vaccination record.  

Public Health does not provide testing or treatment for measles. If you have symptoms, stay home, avoid contact with others, and call your healthcare provider. Do not show up in the waiting room without contacting the staff first, in case you are contagious.

For more information about measles, visit

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