So, in a city called Philadelphia, there’s a bit of a mystery. Some kids and grown-ups got sick with something called measles. It’s like a sneezy surprise, but not a fun one.
“Eight Friends Feeling Yucky”
Eight friends in Philadelphia caught the measles bug in just one month! Five of them are little kids who were just playing and having fun. But then, the measles bug came to join the playtime.
“The Uninvited Measles Bug”
You know how you invite friends to your birthday party? Well, the measles bug didn’t get an invite, but it came anyway. A person who got sick outside the United States came to visit a hospital in Philadelphia. The bug spread to three people there, and then those three went on to spread it more.
“Uh-Oh at the Day Care”
Now, the bug went to a place called a day care. It’s like a big play date with lots of friends. But, oh no! Two kids from the day care had to go to the hospital because of the measles bug. It’s like the bug didn’t want to miss out on the playtime fun.
“Measles Doesn’t Like Quarantine Rules”
When someone gets sick, the city’s health helpers say they should stay home to get better and not share their bugs. But guess what? One of the grown-ups didn’t listen. The grown-up went out, and the bug went to play at the day care.
“Three More Friends Feeling Funny”
Now, the health helpers found out that three more friends from the day care might have the measles bug. It’s like the bug invited more friends to the sneezy party.
“What Grown-Ups Are Doing”
Grown-ups are like superheroes. They are working super hard to stop the measles bug. They want all the kids and their families to be safe and healthy.
“How to Stop Measles’s”
If you don’t want the measles’s bug to come to your playtime, you can do a superhero move! Wash your hands lots and lots. And if you feel yucky, tell your superhero grown-ups so they can help.
“Stay Home, Measles Bug!”
Measles’s bug, we don’t want you at our playtime. We want to have fun with our friends without any sneezes or yucky bugs.
“Big Hugs for Little Friends”
To the kids who got sick, we send big hugs! Grown-ups are taking care of you and soon you’ll be back to playing and laughing. Bugs don’t like big hugs!
“Measles, Go Away!”
Let’s all say together, “Measles, go away!” We want our playtime to be full of giggles and games, not sneezes and bugs.