Sunday, March 16, 2008

Measles in Virginia

Health workers are hard at work trying to track down individuals who might have been exposed to a 15 month old child from northern Virginia who, it is now confirmed, contracted measles virus in February in India. The infant visited a grocery store (probably not alone, although that is what the article makes it sound like:) as well as the Fairfax Inova Emergency Room and children's clinic. As the measles viruses has about a 3 week gestation period, health workers expect that potentially-exposed people, if they had not been vaccinated against the virus, would probably start showing symptoms by March 19th.


Source: Fri 14 Mar 2008, Fox5, myFox, Washington, DC [edited]

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