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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- The CDC is soon expected to release the results of measles tests performed on a Forsyth County child.

The Sharon Elementary School third grader was positive for measles in the first round of testing, but the second test came back negative.

Sharon Elementary principal Amy Bartlett sent parents a letter this week about the case.

"We do not mean to cause alarm but want to keep all of our parents informed when a case has been reported," Bartlett said in the letter.

Nancy Nydam, a spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Public Health, said the department is investigating the case.

A fever is usually the first sign of a measles infection, followed by a hacking cough, runny nose, and pinkeye. A red or reddish-brown rash typically appears two to four days after the fever begins. It breaks out on the forehead and spreads down over the face, neck and body, then to the arms and feet.

Children who develop any measles symptoms should see a healthcare provider as soon as possible.

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