Washington (SmartAboutHealth) – It has been confirmed that passengers at 3 major U.S. airports have been exposed to bacteria from the measles disease.
The Airports that were impacted include the Dulles International
Airport outside Washington, D.C., the Denver International Airport in
Denver, Colorado, as well as the Albuquerque International Airport in
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has
confirmed that a woman infected with the measles traveled from Europe
through these three different airports.
officials from all 3 states have went out of their way to try and
contact every single passenger that was on a plane with this woman.
The fear is that the measles could rapidly spread if one of the passengers was infected.
The woman arrived Tuesday evening at the Denver airport and from there arrived at the other airports, while infected.
People who were passengers with her and have been contacted have
been asked to stay out of work if they have any of the symptoms of
measles include coughing, , etc.
The viral disease is highly-contagious and can remain in the air for up to two hours.