Fairfax County confirms measles case

- The Fairfax County Health Department is investigating a confirmed case of measles.

The individual is a child who was treated at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, but the child is no longer contagious, health officials said. While the child was age-appropriately vaccinated with one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, it takes two doses of the vaccine to provide full protection against measles.

The child was at several locations in Fairfax County in the past week and could have exposed others to the measles virus. Health officials are attempting to notify anyone who may have been exposed while the patient was infectious to prevent further spread of measles.

Persons who were at the locations below during the times listed may have been exposed to the measles virus and should call the Fairfax County Health Department at 703-267-3511 to determine their risk for measles.

At this time, there are no other documented cases of measles in the area.

Measles is a highly contagious, serious respiratory disease. Symptoms can include fever greater than 101 degrees, runny nose, watery red eyes and cough, followed by a blotchy rash that appears on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. Measles is particularly dangerous for infants who cannot be immunized until they are at least 6 months old.

Measles Exposure Public Sites

Location

 

Date and Time

 

JoAnn Blanks Child Development Center (CDC)

5901 Taylor Road, Bldg. 1207

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

 

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Pediatric Associates of Alexandria Springfield HealthPlex

6355 Walker Ln #401

Alexandria, VA 22310

 

Thursday, Oct. 1 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Springfield HealthPlex*

6355 Walker Ln #401

Alexandria, VA 22310

 

Thursday, Oct. 1 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Costco Wholesale Club

7940 Richmond Highway

Alexandria, VA 22306

 

Thursday, Oct. 1 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Pediatric Emergency Department

3300 Gallows Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

 

Sunday, Oct. 4 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Emergency Department

3300 Gallows Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

Sunday, Oct. 4 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

 

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Women’s and Children’s Atrium (Lobby) & 5th floor 3300 Gallows Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

 

Sunday, Oct. 4 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

 

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Original Building, 1st-5th floor 3300 Gallows Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

 

Sunday, Oct. 4 to 5 p.m. to Midnight Monday, Oct. 5

All hours

 

READ MORE: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/hdnews/2015hdnews/2015-oct-measles.htm

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