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Health officials warn of possible measles exposure at Dulles International Airport

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DULLES, Va. -

The Loudoun County Health Department is warning people who traveled through Dulles International Airport earlier this month they may have been exposed to a person with measles.

A person infected with the disease traveled through the airport on June 7 between 6 and 9 p.m. in Concourse A or B, in the International Arrivals Building or in the Baggage Claim level of the Main Terminal.

The health department says people at risk for exposure on the plane have been identified and are being contacted by their state or local health officials.

Measles is a highly contagious illness that is spread through coughing, sneezing, and contact with secretions from the nose, mouth, and throat of an infected individual.

The health department says if you notice symptoms of measles, call your primary health care provider to discuss further care. Call ahead and tell your primary health care provider's office that you were exposed to measles prior to going to the office or the ER.

They say based on the date of exposure, if you were infected with measles, you may develop symptoms as late as June 28.

For more on measles, go to http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/Epidemiology/factsheets/pdf/Measles.pdf. For additional questions, please call the Loudoun County Health Department at 571-233-7317.


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