Garden City reports 6 measles cases 

Health officials say Garden City now has six cases of measles.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Wednesday that six cases of the highly contagious virus have been reported in Garden City, up from four cases this weekend.

Health officials are urging people to stay home if they're showing symptoms. They say people also need to stay at home if they aren't immunized and have been exposed to someone who is sick. The quarantine period should last three weeks.

Symptoms of measles include fever, runny nose and cough. Three to five days after the initial illness, a blotchy rash occurs beginning at the hairline.

Health officials are working to identify contacts among the public and health care personnel.

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