Measles

Health officials issue warning after measles case reported in D.C.

Health officials issue warning after measles case reported in D.C.

A patient who contracted measles overseas, but wasn't diagnosed until days after coming to the United States, could have potentially exposed people to the disease, health officials said.

The patient was admitted to Children's National Medical Center in Washington on May 13 and isolated before being diagnosed with the disease six days later. The patient, who has since recovered, visited several places in Prince George's County between May 8 and the admission.

Most people get vaccinated for measles, but some choose not to and could be at risk if they were exposed. Health officials from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the health departments in Prince...

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