An update on the suspected measles case, provided Tuesday by Richmond School District Superintendent Mike Aytes, cast further doubt on the early indication that a district student had contracted the virus.

Aytes related that a representative from the Bureau of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - reported there is no confirmed case of measles in Ray County. Samples have been forwarded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Aytes stated. 

"My interpretation: All indications are that the initial test yielded a false positive," Aytes stated.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.