UPDATE: More Potential Measles Exposures in Allegheny County
Here's a list of where members of an infected family went -- and when
We reported last week that four new cases of measles had been diagnosed in Allegheny County (click here). The cases involve four members of the same family, one of whom is a county resident. The other three are visiting from overseas.
Now the Allegheny County Health Department says they've discovered that some or all of the individuals visited several other public places while they were contagious. This is in addition to the Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday, April 16, during the hours of 7:30-10 a.m., and the Enterprise Rent-a-Car (2260 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237), on Wednesday, May 1, during the hours of 2-5 p.m.
Three additional potential public exposures happened at the following locations and times:
- Milky Way Restaurant
2120 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Wednesday, April 17: 1-4 p.m.
- Red White & Blue Thrift Store
935 Ohio River Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Wednesday, April 24: 11:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
- National Aviary
700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Sunday, April 28: 12:30-5:30 p.m.
While measles is highly contagious, the Health Department is urging people not to panic. People who have been vaccinated against the disease or were born before 1957 (and considered immune) are at little risk.
If you have not been vaccinated, check with your doctor, and if you have symptoms, like a rash, high fever and cough, make an appointment with your doctor and DO NOT go straight to their office or an emergency room where you could infect others.