DENVER – Health officials are working to notify people who were exposed to measles by a person in Denver last week.
An unidentified adult who had been infected with the virus on international voyages was contagious in Denver between January and August 9 and 14, officials said.
Measles are highly contagious and can be spread by coughing and sneezing.
The patient visited several locations near Denver between January 10 and 14. Those who visit the following sites should be aware of measles symptoms:
Blue Creek Therapeutic Health Spa
7488 E. 29 th Ave., Denver
Thursday, January 1
2810, Quebec St., Denver
Thursday, January 10, between 10:00 and 14:00.
"Care Now Urgent"
3001 N. Havana St., Denver
Saturday, January 12 between 8:30 and 12:00: 30 pm
Saint Joseph Hospital ER
1375 E. 19 th Ave., Denver
Sunday, January 13, between 12 noon and 9:00 pm
Saint Joseph Hospital, 5th Ground, West Wing
1375 E. 19 Ave., Denver
Sunday, January 13 at 20:30 until Monday, January 14 at 15:30
If you have visited any of the above locations and experience measles problems, contact your doctor immediately. Do not appear in person and do not risk exposing others.
The symptoms of measles usually last one to two weeks and include fever, runny nose, cough, full body rash, red eyes that are sensitive to light and body pain. A person is contagious four days before and four days after the onset of symptoms.
Those who received more than one shot of measles vaccine or were born before 1957 have a lower risk of becoming infected with the virus. The disease is particularly dangerous for infants who are too young to be vaccinated and for people with weakened immune systems.
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