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Travelers possibly exposed to measles at Seattle airport


By Jacque Wilson

Travelers who passed through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus, local health officials say.

The King County Department of Public Health in Washington state is investigating "a confirmed case of measles infection" in a traveler who was at the airport while he or she was contagious. The traveler was in the airport's North Satellite Terminal, on the interterminal train and at baggage claim between 8:10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on September 6.

The infectious traveler also visited the Courtyard Seattle Federal Way hotel's restaurant, The Bistro, sometime between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. on that day.

"If you were at either of these locations during the times listed above and are not immune to measles, the most likely time you would become sick is between September 13th and September 27th," the health department said in a statement.

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