By Meredith Li-Vollmer
Kaiser Health News
Public Health – Seattle & King County has confirmed measles infection in a 6-month-old infant and the infant’s father, both King County residents who had recently traveled to Asia.
The infant and the adult were both unimmunized. Before they were diagnosed, they may have exposed others to the measles at a few public locations.
What to do if you were in a location of potential measles exposure
Most people in our area have immunity to the measles through vaccination, so the risk to the general public is low. However, anyone who was in the following locations around the same time as the individuals with measles should:
- Find out if they have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously, and
- Call a health care provider promptly if they develop an illness with fever or illness with an unexplained rash between March 21 and April 8, 2017. To avoid possibly spreading measles to other patients, do not go to a clinic or hospital without calling first to tell them you want to be evaluated for measles.
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