Pennsylvanians who visited several locations in the Allentown area between October 7 and October 12 were reported to have been exposed to measles, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The locations and times when residents may have been exposed include :
• 7350 Office Building, 7350 Tilghman St., Allentown, PA, 18106 on October 7 at 9:30 am to 11:45 a.m .;
• 1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Office Building, main lobby of the building, Allentown, PA, on October 7 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:35 p.m .;
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• Lehigh Valley Hospital, 1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103, on October 12 from 9:15 am. to 11:45 a.m. in the vicinity of the Emergency Department.
A patient at Lehigh Valley Hospital has a confirmed case of measles. Rachel Levine said.
"The Department of Health is working with the Allentown Health Bureau and the Lehigh Valley Health Network to notify Pennsylvanians who were located in these locations and areas," Levine said.
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Measles is a highly contagious but vaccine-preventable disease that spreads through coughing, sneezing or other contact with the mucus or saliva of an infected person, according to the Department of Health.
According to The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) are those most at risk:
• Infants less than one year of age who are too young to receive the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine;
• Individuals who refused vaccination; and
• Individuals from parts of the world where there is low vaccination coverage or circulating measles.
People can visit the Department of Heath's website for more information on measles.