A new case of measles has been reported at Sea-Tac Airport

Nov 12 2020, 12:54 pm

COVID-19 isn’t the only illness you need to be cautious of as a new case of measles has been reported in King County.

Between 12 pm to 12:30 am on November 5, a male child with measles was in Sea-Tac Airport from the North Satellite (Gate N-11) to Baggage Claim (Carousel 13).

If you traveled through Sea-Tac Airport during that time, you may have been exposed to measles.

While the risk to the public is low, King County Public Health Officials are recommending that those who’ve been exposed find out if they’ve been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously.

“Measles outbreaks continue to circulate in many areas of the world. As long as people travel, no community is safe from measles introductions,” said Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle and King County, in a press release. “If you aren’t sure if you’re up to date with the recommended doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR), see your health care provider and get a dose of MMR if needed.”

If you develop an illness with a fever or an unexplained rash, be sure to call your healthcare provider. Don’t go to a clinic or hospital without calling your provider first, as you don’t want to spread the illness to others.

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