Health Officials Say Sea-Tac Passenger Contracted Measles, Others May Be Exposed
Public health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to the measles at Sea-Tac international airport.
NBC RIGHT NOW-- Public health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to the measles at Sea-Tac international airport.
They said a passenger contracted a confirmed case of the disease most likely outside of the United States. This person was contagious at the airport on September 6th.
Doctors said most children get a measles vaccine as part of their regular shots, but if you were at Sea-Tac around this time, and if you contracted the disease, health officials said you could become sick is between September 13th and 27th.
People usually do not show symptoms for the first ten to 14 days after catching the virus.
Symptoms include a fever, dry cough, inflamed eyes, or a skin rash.
When an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, infected droplets spray into the air where others can easily inhale them.
Once someone has the virus, they can spread it around to others for about eight days.
Whether or not you are showing symptoms, if you are worried that you might have the virus, contact your doctor right away.