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Health & Fit Philadelphia airport visitors may have been exposed to measles, officials warn

20:20  12 october  2019
20:20  12 october  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Health officials warn of possible measles exposure at LAX

  Health officials warn of possible measles exposure at LAX Los Angeles County health officials are warning the public about another case of measles involving a resident who traveled and passed through Los Angeles International Airport. © Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images LAX theme restaurant at the Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California (Photo by Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images) The person traveled and became ill with measles upon returning, according to a news release from county's health department.Health officials warn of a possible exposure for people who were at LAX's Terminal 5 on Sept. 20 from 11 p.m. to Sept. 21 at 1:30 a.m.

Travelers who passed through Philadelphia International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to measles , health officials announced “An individual with a suspected case of measles was present in the Philadelphia International Airport on two days and may have exposed many

Pennsylvania health officials warned passengers at Philadelphia International Airport they may have been exposed to measles Oct. A person with a suspected case of measles walked through parts of Terminals F and A, and rode on a shuttle bus, on those days.

Travelers who passed through Philadelphia International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to measles, health officials announced on Friday.

a close up of a bottle: With the CDC reporting 695 cases of the virus in 22 states, U.S. measles cases hit 20-year high; insight from Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.© FoxNews.com With the CDC reporting 695 cases of the virus in 22 states, U.S. measles cases hit 20-year high; insight from Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

People who traveled through the air hub on Oct. 2 and 3 may have been exposed to the infectious disease, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Philadelphia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said.

“An individual with a suspected case of measles was present in the Philadelphia International Airport on two days and may have exposed many individuals,” Levine explained in a news release. “The Department of Health is working with the county and municipal health departments to notify Pennsylvanians who were on flights with the suspected case, but other individuals may have been exposed at the airport during the identified times.”

Teen with measles visited Disneyland, and O.C. officials are warning of exposure

Teen with measles visited Disneyland, and O.C. officials are warning of exposure A teenager from New Zealand visited Los Angeles and Orange counties this month and made a trip to Disneyland while she was sick with measles, potentially infecting others, health officials warned Friday. © Getty Los Angeles County officials have not warned of measles exposure in the area. But Orange County officials say visitors may have been exposed to measles while at Disneyland or California Adventure on Aug. 12, or at the Desert Palms Hotel in Anaheim between Aug. 11 and Aug. 15. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Anyone who visited certain areas of Philadelphia International Airport on Oct. 2 or 3 may have been exposed to measles , health officials warned Friday. According to a release from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, travelers passing through the following terminals may have been subjected to

Chicago Midway Airport passengers are warned they might have been exposed to measles . The infected person was on a flight that arrived at the airport 's Concourse B. Officials didn't say where the flight originated. The person then sought treatment at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in the

“However, if you have been properly immunized against measles, your risk of getting the disease is minimal,” Levine continued. “If you believe you might have been exposed and experience symptoms, please contact your health-care provider or call our toll-free hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH.”

The Department of Health also shared news of the public health alert to Twitter.

To date this year, 15 cases of measles have been confirmed in the Keystone State. Over 1,200 cases have been reported in the U.S. in 2019 – the greatest number of measles cases reported in America since 1992.

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that is spread in the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. However, people can also contract measles if they come in contact with saliva or mucus from an infected person.

Oregon measles cases linked to Portland International Airport exposure

  Oregon measles cases linked to Portland International Airport exposure At least two people in Oregon — one resident and one visitor — have been diagnosed with measles after they were exposed to the illnesses earlier this month by an infected person at Portland International Airport, state officials announced this week.The patients were not identified. One is a Lane County resident while the other is a Washington County visitor, according to a news release from the Oregon Health Authority.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Anyone visiting Philadelphia International Airport last week may have been exposed to measles , health officials said Friday. "One person with measles suspicion was present at Philadelphia International Airport for two days and may have exposed many people

25 may have also been exposed . Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that is spread in the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. However, people can also contract measles when they “come in contact with mucus or saliva from an infected person,” the IDPH says.

Though symptoms sometimes do not appear for weeks, typical signs of measles include a high fever, rash, cough, and red, watery eyes.

Common complications include ear infections and diarrhea, but more severe complications — such as pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain) — can also occur, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The highly contagious disease is preventable with a vaccine.

Fox News’ Madeline Farber contributed to this report.

Person with measles traveled to Disneyland while infectious, officials say .
A Los Angeles County resident with measles went to Disneyland last week while infectious, public health officials confirmed Tuesday. On Oct. 16, the resident went to the Starbucks at 3006 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in West Los Angeles before traveling to Disneyland.

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