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August 25, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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
July 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM
A contagious traveler with measles could have exposed those around him at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, said Seattle & King County Public Health.
The traveler arrived from Beijing on July 4.
The risk to the public is low because most people in this area have had measles vaccinations, said the department, but those who are unvaccinated, pregnant women, infants under six months of age and those with weakened immune systems should be monitored.
The disease is spread mainly through the air after a person with measles coughs or sneezes.
People who were in one of these areas at the airport on July 4, between noon and 4 p.m., were possibly exposed:
- South Satellite International Terminal Arrival Area.
- Immigration and primary screening.
- Adoption screening.
- Restrooms in the South Satellite.
- Baggage claim/customs.
- Train to main terminal.
- Main terminal baggage claim.
- Elevator in the main terminal to Level 2 parking garage.
Measles symptoms begin seven to 21 days after exposure to measles occurred, and those who develop an illness with fever or an unexplained rash sometime between July 11 and July 25 should contact their health provider promptly, said the department.
Measles is a highly contagious and usually severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough and red, watery eyes. The rash begins on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. Fever, often greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit, and cough begin two to four days before the rash appears.
More information about measles can be found on the county’s health department web site.
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January 30, 2013 at 6:49 PM
Public health officials have confirmed a second case of the measles in a King County resident who was exposed to a contagious traveler at Sea-Tac Airport on Jan. 18.
Officials said that before that person was diagnosed, he or she may have passed the disease onto others at the following locations:
QFC, 4570 Klahanie Dr. S., Issaquah
- Jan. 23rd between 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Jan. 24th between 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Jan. 25th between 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Jan. 29th between 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Starbucks, 4566 Klahanie Dr SE, Issaquah
- Jan. 26th between 9:00am –11:30 am
Those who may have contracted the virus from this second person with the measles diagnosis could see symptoms – fever, unexplained rash, cough, runny nose, watery eyes — anytime between now and Feb. 19, according to a Public Health - Seattle & King County news release.
Because the virus is extremely contagious, anyone who sees symptoms should notify his healthcare provider immediately and stay at home to avoid exposing others to the disease. If a visit to a healthcare facility is necessary, officials recommended calling ahead to make sure arrangements are made to keep other patients from contracting measles.
The measles virus is highly contagious. It is spread mainly through the air after a person with measles coughs or sneezes, according to Public Health - Seattle & King County. Because most people in King County have immunity to measles through vaccination, the public-health department said, the risk of the disease spreading more to the general public is low.
People who know they were in the areas indicated above should, however, check to see to see if they have been vaccinated or had measles before.
The first measles case in King County this year was confirmed on Jan. 25 by a traveler who made a stop at Sea-Tac Airport on Jan. 18 between 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. More information on where travelers could have contracted the virus then is available on the Public Health – Seattle & King County website.
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