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Measles Exposure At Cincinnati Airport, Ohio Health Officials Warn

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Measles Exposure At Cincinnati Airport, Ohio Health Officials Warn

(CTN News) – There has been possible measles exposure in Ohio since a person traveled through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport over the weekend last month. This prompted health officials to issue a warning on Monday.

It is believed that people who traveled through Terminal A of the airport between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. during the week of January 27 and 8:30 p.m. as well as 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 may have been exposed to measles, according to a news release issued by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

As part of its response to the outbreak, the Office of Disease Control and Prevention (ODH) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state and local health officials to identify individuals who might have been exposed, including contacting passengers on specific flights who might have been exposed.

Officials from the county’s health department have added that the warning was issued “out of an abundance of caution.” and is related to a Montgomery County child reported on Saturday to have been infected with measles.

In general, the symptoms usually appear in two stages, starting with a fever of more than 101 degrees Fahrenheit, runny nose, watery red eyes, and a cough that starts between seven and 14 days following exposure, according to health officials.

In the second stage, which develops three to five days after the first stage, a rash appears on the face and spreads to the rest of the body three to five days later.

The Mayo Clinic describes measles as an infection among children that is caused by a virus that is transmitted from person to person. Young children can suffer serious and even fatal consequences if they come into contact with this highly contagious disease.

In order to prevent infection, the CDC recommends that people receive the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination.

A similar warning was issued earlier last month by the Health Departments of Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., warning that a possible measles outbreak could occur at both airports.


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