Vacationers at Dulles and Reagan airports have been uncovered to measles linked to an ‘worldwide traveler’ earlier this month.
It’s unclear if the ‘worldwide traveler’ is an unlawful alien.
“Measles is a extremely contagious sickness that may unfold simply via the air when an contaminated individual breathes, coughs, or sneezes. Measles signs normally seem in two levels. Within the first stage, most individuals have a fever of better than 101 levels, runny nostril, watery crimson eyes, and a cough. These signs normally begin 7 to 14 days after being uncovered,” the Virginia Division of Well being stated in a press release, in accordance with Fox News.
“The second stage begins 3 to five days after signs begin, when a rash begins to seem on the face and unfold to the remainder of the physique,” the company stated. “Individuals with measles are contagious from 4 days earlier than the rash seems via 4 days after the rash appeared.”
Fox Information reported:
Well being officers within the nation’s capital are warning of a doable measles publicity Tuesday after an individual with a “confirmed case” traveled via two of the busiest airports within the area whereas returning dwelling from a global journey.
DC Well being says the potential publicity occurred within the worldwide arrivals space of the principle terminal at Dulles Worldwide Airport between 4 and eight p.m. on Jan. 3, then at terminal A at Ronald Reagan Washington Nationwide Airport the next day from 2:30 to six:30 p.m.
“DC Well being has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in an individual who traveled via DC space airports when coming back from worldwide journey,” the company stated in a press release. “Whereas the specter of transmission is low, DC Well being is notifying District residents who have been at these places about their doable publicity.”
Extra on this story from Fox Information:
BREAKING: Vacationers at Dulles and Reagan airports might have been uncovered to a extremely contagious measles virus linked to a global traveler on Jan third.
The virus stays within the air for two hrs. Vacationers ought to search for signs via subsequent week.
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