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‘A Miserable Disease’

Doctors warn measles poses serious risks to unvaccinated adults

As of Monday, 56 cases of measles were tied to a central Ohio outbreak, according to Columbus Public Health.

While most cases are for children under the age of 5, doctors warn measles can be serious for adults too.

"Measles is a miserable disease," said Dr. Matthew Exline, director of critical care at OSU Wexner Medical Center. "If you get it, after you turn about 20, you're in a much higher risk of developing complications."

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