State and regional health officials warn residents of Northern Arizona of the potential for exposure to the measles virus after a measles visitor traveled around the area in early August.
Although officials from the Department of Health of Arizona This week there are no cases of measles in this state, visitors to the out-of-state could be between August 6 and August 8, individuals at seven different locations in Sedona as well Restaurant in Kingman  According to the health department, visitors outside the state were from 12:30 to 17:30 in Sedona's Slide Rock State Park and a resort located in the 500 block off Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona, at 1
On August 7, the same person visited a restaurant and market in the 300 block of Highway 179, Sedona, as well as a mechanic in the 1400 block of Highway 89A, Sedona, and a car rental business in the 2000 block of Highway 89A, Sedona 12:10 and 16:00
Also on August 7, the out-of-town visitor was with measles in a mall and restaurant where 300 block of Highway 179, Sedona, was from 6 to 10:45
on August 8 the Foreign Minister at a restaurant in the 3500 block of Stockton Hill Road in Kingman from 8:00 to 10:45 am
"It is extremely important to ensure that you are fully immunized against measles," Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services.
"You could be protected from measles if you were vaccinated for measles or if you had the disease before," said Christ. "We know that measles circulates in other parts of the world, and there is always a chance that visitors to Arizona tourist destinations could introduce measles into our state, which is one of the reasons why measles vaccination is so important."
Measles start with symptoms that include fever (101 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), red, watery eyes, cough and runny nose. A rash that is red, sublime, and spotted appears after a few days. The rash starts on the head at the hairline and moves along the body.
People who are infected with measles can be contagious up to four days before the rash, when people do not realize that they have measles. As a warning of the measles threat, a statement issued by state health authorities warned those who thought they might have sought medical help.
"If you have a health care provider, contact him by phone and let him know you may have been exposed to measles, and they will let you know when you need to visit your office to avoid exposing others in the waiting area. If you do not have a health care provider, you may need to visit your local emergency room or emergency room, so please call before you let them know you may have measles. "
For more information, visit azhealth.gov/measles.
– Information from the Department of Health of Arizona.