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Air travelers may have been exposed to measles

Written By: Walter Hoerman MD - Mar• 08•11

This woman walked through 4 airports exposing people to measles. Another clear example of how you could get exposed anywhere and why you need immunizations!!

“Authorities said Saturday that a New Mexico woman later confirmed to have measles arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport late in the afternoon of Feb. 20. Two days later, the measles-infected traveler departed from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport near Baltimore on an evening flight to Denver, Colo., and then on to Albuquerque, N.M.

The traveler became sick and was subsequently diagnosed with measles in New Mexico, said Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ”

Air travelers may have been exposed to measles

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