- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Health officials have confirmed a second case of measles in the area, with exposure sites identified in Virginia, Maryland and the District.

The latest case comes after an investigation that began in late April into a measles case and involves a person who was in close contact with the earlier patient.

The Virginia Department of Health is expanding its investigation, which after the first case was confirmed was primarily focused on Loudoun and Fairfax counties.

Officials in a press release listed multiple sites in Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun and Montgomery counties as well as Alexandria and the District where officials believe exposure to the measles virus might have occurred from May 11-15.

Health officials said symptoms of the virus include fever, watery red eyes, and a runny nose and that it can develop to include a rash that can spread over the body.

Those infected with the virus during the exposure dates could see symptoms develop as late as June 5.