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Travelers who passed through certain terminals at PHILADELPHIA International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to measles, Pennsylvania Department of HEALTH officials said Friday. The State's Department of HEALTH joined PHILADELPHIA Department of Public HEALTH for Public HEALTH alert, warning of possible exposure to disease for travelers who visit airport on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3. MORE HEALTH US barely keep measles elimination status; should be eyeopener about importance of vaccines, Doctors say new test can diagnose Lyme Disease in just 15 minutes, research shows Dog owners may have a lower risk of dying from heart attacks, study says possible exposures occur at these terminals, on these times and dates, according to Pennsylvania Secretary of HEALTH Dr. Rachel Levine: individual with suspected case of measles was present in PHILADELPHIA International Airport on two days and may Have expose many individuals, Levine say in release Friday. The Department of HEALTH is working with County and municipal HEALTH Departments to notify Pennsylvanians who were on flights with suspected case, but other individuals may have been exposed at the airport during identify times. Levine says anyone who's been properly immunized against measles has a minimal risk of getting the disease. So far this year, 15 cases of measles have been confirmed in Pennsylvania, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationwide, MORE than 1 200 cases have been report, highest number since 1992. Measles is considered by medical professionals to be among the most contagious diseases in the world. According to Dr. John Russell, chair of family Medicine at Abington-Jefferson HEALTH, person with measles will infect 16 to 19 others, on average. For comparison, Russell says someone with the flu only infects 2 other people. Symptoms of measles include high fever, cough, rash, runny nose, and red or watery eyes, according to CDC, and symptoms may begin to show after two or three days. The CDC considers measles potentially dangerous for babies and young children. Follow Adam & PhillyVoice on Twitter: adamwhermann | thePhillyVoice Like US on Facebook: PhillyVoice Add Adam's RSS feed to your feed reader Have news tip?

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Anyone who visited certain terminals at 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 walks through parts of the airport. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Terminal F from 6: 30 pm to midnight Thursday, Oct. 3, Terminal F from 4: 00 pm to midnight Thursday, Oct. 3, Terminal from 8: 30 pm to 11: 30 pm Thursday, Oct. 3, Terminal / B shuttle bus from 8: 30 pm to 11: 30 pm measles is extremely contagious; live virus can live for up to two hours in air where infect person cough or sneeze, CDC say. If one person has measles, up to 90% of people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected. The disease is contagious four days before its hallmark rash appear, CDC say. However, measles is easily prevented with measles vaccine. If airport travelers have been properly vaccinate, risk of getting the disease is minimal, Pennsylvania Department of HEALTH said in a statement. People most at risk from any measles exposure include babies who are too young to have get measles, mumps and rubella vaccine or people who refuse vaccination. The HEALTH Department added that other people at risk include those who were vaccinated with inactivated vaccine, which was used from 1963 through 1967, and have not been revaccinated; or those born after 1957 who have only received one dose of MMR vaccine. For more information about measles, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health web page.

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