Virginia investigates possible measles exposure at Dulles, Inova

WTOP | 6/6/2019 | Staff
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In the midst of a 27-year high for measles cases in the U.S., health officials in Northern Virginia are warning people that that they may have been exposed to a person with measles.

The individual visited multiple locations this past weekend.

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Here are the dates, times and places, according to the Virginia Department of Health:

Dulles International Airport in Terminal A and Baggage Claim level on Sunday, June 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center, 15225 Heathcote Boulevard, Haymarket, Virginia, in the emergency department on Sunday, June 2 at 11 p.m. through early Monday, June 3 at 4:30 a.m.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, 600 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, Virginia, in the emergency department, including the waiting area, on Tuesday, June 4 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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What the VDH says to do if you were at one of the above locations at the times specified:

If you have received two doses of a measles vaccine (either the measles, mumps and rubella [MMR] vaccine or a measles only vaccine which is available in other countries), you are protected and do not need to take any action.

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If you have received only one dose of a measles vaccine, you are very likely to be protected and your risk of being infected with measles from any of these exposures is very low. However, to achieve complete immunity, contact your health care provider about getting a second vaccine dose.

If you have never received a measles vaccine nor had a documented case of measles, you may be at risk of getting measles from this exposure. Contact your local health department or health care provider for advice on possible intervention to decrease your risk of becoming infected or other precautions you need to take. If you notice the symptoms of measles, stay home and away...
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