Anyone who visited the Philadelphia International Airport last week may have been exposed to the measles, health officials announced Friday. The Pennsylvania Department of Health says the exposure occurred on Oct. 2 in Terminal F from 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Oct. 3 in Terminal F from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Terminal A from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Terminal A/B shuttle bus from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
The state’s Department of Health joined the Philadelphia Department of Public Health for a public health alert Friday, warning of “possible exposure” to the disease for travelers who visited the airport on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3.
By Adam Hermann
Anyone who visited certain terminals at the Philadelphia International Airport on Oct. 2 and 3 may have been exposed to measles, state health officials warned Friday.
A person with a suspected case of measles walked through the parts of the airport. Possible exposure locations and times are:
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Philadelphia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said those who visited the Philadelphia International Airport on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3 they may have been exposed to measles.
By Max Bennett
The disease was declared officially eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. But this year, the United States is dealing with its worst measles outbreak since 1992, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting more than 1,200 cases confirmed in 31 states. The includes 15 cases in Pennsylvania, as of Oct. 11; and 19 cases in New Jersey, as of Oct. 3.
If you believe you may have been exposed to measles and experience symptoms, the health department advises contacting your healthcare provider or calling its toll-free hotline: 1-877-PA-HEALTH.
By Oona Goodin-Smith
People who traveled through the air hub on Oct. 2 and 3 may have been exposed to the infectious disease, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Philadelphia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said.
By Janine Puhak
Measles is a highly contagious but vaccine-preventable disease that spreads through coughing, sneezing or other contact with the mucus or saliva of an infected person. Symptoms typically appear one to three weeks after exposure and include: rash; high fever; cough; and red, watery eyes.