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The Today File

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August 25, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Measles warning issued for Seattle restaurant, Oregon sites

King County Health officials are warning of possible exposure to measles at a University Way restaurant and an Oregon junior tennis tournament last week.

An unvaccinated King County child who was exposed to the illness while traveling in Europe might have exposed others to the measles from 1 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at Aladdin Gyro-cery, 4139 University Way NE in Seattle.

The child also might have exposed others while attending a tennis tournament and visiting other public places between Aug. 14 and 17. For details on possible Oregon exposure sites, see http://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/News/measles-august-2013.cfm. This measles case is unrelated to previous ones in King County in July, according to Seattle & King County Public Health.

The risk to the general public is low because most people are vaccinated or immune, health officials say. But anyone who was in the exposure locations around the same time should check medical records to confirm vaccination and call a doctor promptly if they become ill with fever or unexplained rash between Aug. 25 and Sept. 8. More information about measles is available in numerous languages at: www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/diseases/measles.aspx

 

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