Va. Health Officials Warn Of Residents’ Possible Exposure to Measles

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — People who spent time at certain places in Loudoun and Fairfax counties between April 23 and May 1 — including a CVS, a DMV and a Harris Teeter — may have been exposed to a person with measles, Virginia health officials say.

The dates, times and locations of the potential exposure sites are:

  • Lotte Plaza, 13955 Metrotech Drive, Chantilly — April 23 between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Chantilly Department of Motor Vehicles, 14950 Northridge Drive, Chantilly — April 25 between 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • CVS Pharmacy, 24795 Pinebrook Road, Chantilly — April 27 between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., April 29 between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Inova Dulles South Urgent Care Center and other businesses at 24801 Pinebrook Road, Chantilly — April 27 between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Harris Teeter, 25401 Eastern Marketplace Plaza, Chantilly — April 27 between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • South Riding Pediatrics and other businesses at 25055 Riding Plaza, South Riding — April 28 between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., April 29 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., April 30 between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Target, 14391 Chantilly Crossing Lane, Chantilly — April 28 between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Home Depot, 25000 Riding Plaza, Chantilly — April 30 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Inova Dulles South Radiology Imaging Center and other businesses at 24801 Pinebrook Road, Chantilly — April 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA — between April 30 at 5 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 in the following units/rooms only:
     
    Pediatric Medical and Surgery
    Rooms 319 to 322 of Labor and Delivery
    Psychiatry
    O3 Family Centered Care
    Apheresis
    Diagnostic Radiology

 
If you have received at least one dose of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in the past, your risk of being infected with measles from any of these exposures is very low. If you have never received MMR vaccine, you may be at risk. Exposed individuals could develop symptoms as late as May 22.

Measles is a highly contagious illness that is spread through coughing, sneezing, and contact with secretions from the nose, mouth, and throat of an infected person.

Symptoms usually appear in two stages. In the first stage, most people have a fever of 101 degrees or more, runny nose, watery red eyes and a cough. The second stage begins around the third to seventh day when a rash begins to appear on the face and spreads over the entire body.

If you notice the symptoms of measles, immediately limit your exposure to others and call your primary health care provider to discuss further care. Call ahead before going to the office or the emergency room and tell your primary health care provider’s office that you were exposed.

Residents with additional questions about the investigation can call 1-877-275-8343.

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