Possible Measles Exposure Warning at Denver International Airport

Possible Measles Exposure Warning at Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport vacationers might have been uncovered to measles after three passengers with confirmed circumstances of the viral an infection traveled by the airport final week, in accordance with a press release from the Tri-County Health Department.

The discharge acknowledged the three kids, who had been unvaccinated, have been visiting Colorado from one other state after touring to a rustic with an ongoing measles outbreak. Travelers who visited Concourse A, the practice to baggage declare, west baggage declare, and west stage 4 passenger decide-up areas between 1:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 11 could have been uncovered to the virus.

People touring on the aircraft with the youngsters are being contacted immediately by health officers. Anybody else who was at these places throughout these instances ought to monitor themselves and their kids for signs. “I urge everybody to verify they’ve gotten their measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine,” mentioned Dr. John M. Douglas Jr. of the Tri-County Health Department. “Vaccination is the one option to defend your self and those you like from measles.”

The youngsters are at the moment hospitalized at Children’s Hospital Colorado. In the meantime, on Monday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health warned Los Angeles International Airport travelers about potential measles publicity.

The division launched a Measles Exposure Advisory to warn passengers that “three non-resident measles cases traveled via Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX) whereas infectious” on Dec. 11. It’s unclear if the circumstances are associated. USA TODAY has reached out to Denver International Airport for remark.