Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Medical | By Garry George

Potential measles exposure in Chemung, Genesee, Niagara and Livingston Counties

Potential measles exposure in Chemung, Genesee, Niagara and Livingston Counties

An global traveler from Europe who has been confirmed to have measles visited multiple venues in New York State between April 30 and May 2, potentially exposing others to measles, the alert said.

If you visited the Thruway's Ontario Travel Plaza on April 30, you may need to monitor yourself for measles symptoms.

Weaver's Farm Market, 8160 Susquehanna Trail (Route 15), Port Trevorton, from 2:15 4:30 p.m.

Niagara Falls Urgent Care, 3117 Military Road Suite 2, Niagara Falls, NY on May 1st between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, those who are most at risk of being infected are infants (under one year of age) who are too young to have received the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as well as older individuals who have refused vaccination. You may receive vaccination or medicine (known as immune globulin) to reduce the chances of developing measles. Symptoms typically appear 1 to 3 weeks after infection and include: rash; high fever; cough; and red, watery eyes. Three to five days after these symptoms appear, a rash will break out beginning with white spots inside the mouth. If you suspect you have measles, you are asked to call ahead before you visit a doctor, emergency room, or other health care provider in order to reduce the risk of spreading the disease to others.

Measles is a highly contagious disease and is easily contracted by breathing in air which has been shared by a person infected with measles. If a person is unsure if they are immune they should contact their healthcare provider. That will help prevent others at those facilities from being exposed to the illness.

The person was at the restaurant between noon and 2 p.m., county officials said.

Exit 5 on Interstate 390 in Dansville, on May 2 from 9:30 a.m. -12 p.m.

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