- Associated Press - Friday, May 25, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health officials have confirmed a case of measles in a person who spent time in the Washington, D.C. area.

Officials tell news outlets the person contracted measles outside the country, developed symptoms here after and is under medical care. Montgomery County health officials, the Maryland Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Health are investigating.

Potential areas of exposure are Washington Dulles International Airport at the International Arrivals and baggage claim areas May 15, Nordstrom Rack in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on May 17 and the Circuit Court of Maryland in Rockville on May 18.

Individuals concerned about possible exposure and vulnerability to measles should contact their primary health care provider or local health department before visiting a provider office or health care facility. Measles poses a risk to those who haven’t been vaccinated.


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