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The Today File

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June 1, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Child with measles visited Sea-Tac in late May

 

A King County child with measles visited Sea-Tac Airport during the contagious period of the disease in late May, prompting public health officials on Sunday to issue a warning to people who might have been exposed.

The child was at Concourse A and baggage claim from 6:20 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, May 26. The child did not visit other public spaces during that time, according to a release from the Seattle & King County Public Health department.

The department urged people who may have been in the same location at about the same time as the child to determine whether they have been vaccinated for measles or have previously had the disease. Should those people become ill or develop a fever with an unexplained rash over the next two weeks, they should call a physician and ask to be evaluated for measles. The department urged people to call their doctor to request a measles evaluation, and avoid going to a health care clinic or hospital to avoid infecting others.

The disease would likely manifest between June 1 and June 16.

The child is believed to have been exposed to the disease while overseas, according to a release from the King County Health Department.

For more information about measles, go to: www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/diseases/measles.aspx

For help finding low cost health services, call the Family Health Hotline at 1-800-322-2588.

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