Austin Warns Public About Measles Case

Austin Warns Public About Measles Case

Austin Warns Public About Measles Case

Austin was one of the airports, along with Chicago's O'Hare; Richmond, Virginia; Denver; and Los Angeles.

© ABC News, CDC number of measles cases reported by year In Virginia, a person with the measles visited Richmond International Airport on December 17, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The unidentified passenger also visited a Starbucks a gyro spot called Mr Greek Gyros while contagious. The officials said the infected person visited the Richmond International Airport and a doctor's office in suburban Richmond.

The health department notes that the person did not pick up bags in baggage claim and proceeded directly to a private vehicle at curbside for transport.

Target, 10107 Research Blvd on December 16 from 2 p.m.to 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, an infected traveler passed through the gate 29 area for United Airlines between 12pm and 4pm.

Austin Public Health officials are working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to get in touch with anyone who is experiencing symptoms and may have been exposed to the person, especially if they had been at the airport and were on the same plane.

There have been other potential measles cases in the US this month.

The agency adds that the majority of the cases occurred among people who were unvaccinated - more than 75 percent linked to NY. As of mid-November, the number of measles cases that countries around the world reported to the World Health Organization was three times higher than the number of cases reported during the same time in 2018.

Those dates and times are very important as officials say the virus is highly contagious during a two hour period. Those who think they have been exposed should check when they last had their vaccination and consult with their health care provider.

In the first stage, most people have a fever of greater than 101 degrees, runny nose, watery red eyes, and a cough.

For most people, measles is miserable but not life-threatening.

Once common, the disease is now rare since the MMR vaccine was introduced in 1963. Children should receive their first dose of measles vaccine between 12 and 15 months of age; another dose at 4-6 years of age.

The vaccine is about 97 percent effective.

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