Monday, February 28, 2011

Passengers At 3 U.S. Airports Exposed To Measles Bacteria

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 New Mexico.

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.

Health 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, sneezing, etc.

The viral disease is highly-contagious and can remain in the air for up to two hours.

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