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.

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