The dates of exposure are January 26, to January 28, 2020.
As the world focuses on the spread of the coronavirus, an old familiar disease has popped up in Virginia. Officials from the Virginia Department of Health are warning residents of Northern Virginia that they may have been exposed to measles. The warning went out on January 31, 2020, and impacts visitors traveling through Dulles Airport and several other area businesses. Those exposed to the disease could show symptoms up to three weeks after having contact with the measles virus.
You could have been exposed to the measles virus if you visited these locations on the following dates and times:
Dulles International Airport
The corridor from Gate C4 to the mobile lounge docks, International Arrivals building, and the baggage claim at the main terminal.
Dates: Jan. 26, 2020, between 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
2315 S. Eads Street, Arlington, Virginia
Dates: Jan. 26 and 27, 2020 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
2222 Gallows Rd., Dunn Loring, Virginia
Dates: Jan. 27, 2020, noon to 3 p.m.
Residence Inn by Marriott Fairfax
8125 Gatehouse Rd., Falls Church, Virginia
Dates: Jan. 26, 2020, 11 p.m. to midnight, Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 2020, All Day, Jan. 29, 2020, midnight to 8:30 a.m.
Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Rd. Fairfax, Virginia
Dates: Jan. 27 and 28, 2020, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Jan. 29, 2020, 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
What should you do if you think you may have been exposed?
If you have received two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, you should be fine. If not, contact your physician or local health department to get the proper doses of the vaccine. Symptoms of the measles virus may not appear for up to 10 days after exposure. It starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, and redness around the eyes. Spots will start to appear around the three- to seven-day range. If you have symptoms of the measles, stay home and call ahead before visiting your doctor, hospital, or quick care center.