Measles risk at Philadelphia

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US Secretary of Health Dr Rachel Levine and Philadelphia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr Thomas Farley have alerted those who visited the Philadelphia International Airport in Delaware County on October 2 and on October 3 that they may have been exposed to measles.

The potential exposures occurred in Terminals 2 and 3 and on the Terminal A/B shuttle bus, according to a statement.

“An individual with a suspected case of measles was present in the Philadelphia International Airport on two days and may have exposed many individuals,” Secretary Levine said. “The Department of Health is working with the county and municipal health departments to notify Pennsylvanians who were on flights with the suspected case, but other individuals may have been exposed at the airport during the identified times.”

To date, 15 cases of measles have been confirmed in Pennsylvania in 2019. More than 1,200 cases have been reported in the USA in 2019. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the country since 1992.

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