Second case of measles could have exposed others in Issaquah

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by KING 5 HealthLink

NWCN.com

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 6:42 AM

King County health officials have confirmed a second case of measles since January 25. The newly diagnosed case of measles, a King County resident, was exposed to a contagious traveler at Sea-Tac Airport on Friday, January 18.

Before diagnosis, the person may have exposed others in late January in Issaquah at the QFC on Klahanie Drive and at a nearby Starbucks store:

QFC—4570 Klahanie Dr S, Issaquah
January 23rd between 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
January 24th between 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
January 25th between 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
January 29th between 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Starbucks—4566 Klahanie Dr SE, Issaquah
January 26th between 9:00am –11:30 am

If you were in these areas at the times above and are not immune to measles, the most likely time you would become sick is between January 30 and February 19.

The first confirmed measles case was a traveler who made a stop at Sea-Tac Airport on January 18. People who were in the same areas as the traveler at Sea-Tac Airport between 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on January 18 were possibly exposed to measles.

The most recognizable symptoms of measles is the rash, which usually starts as spots inside the cheeks and quickly spreads all over the body. Earlier symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose and watey and itchy eyes. King County health has more information on the exposure here.

If you've already had measles or the shot, your risk is low. However, because the virus is extremely contagious, should you develop symptoms, notify your healthcare provider right away and stay home.

About 10 percent of those who get measles require hospitalization.

Resource links:

Public Health - Seattle & King County: Health officials tracking possible public exposure from new measles case

Measles fact sheet

 

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