Officials are warning Northern Virginia residents about a possible measles exposure.
Citizens who were at any of three locations earlier this week may have come in contact with a person who has the illness, according to a release from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
Potential exposure sites, dates and times are:
No action is needed for individuals who were in any the three locations and have received two doses of the measles vaccination.
Those who were given one dose are encouraged to receive another by contacting their health care provider.
Community members who aren’t vaccinated should speak with their health care provider about how they reduce the possibility of becoming sick.
Infected individuals spread measles by coughing or sneezing.
Initial symptoms include a runny nose, watery eyes and a fever of more than 101 degrees. Between the third and seventh day, a rash will develop.
Those who were exposed to the illness at any of the three locations may experience symptoms as late as June 25.
To avoid getting measles, community members are advised to receive two doses of the Measles vaccine — one at 12 to 15 months old, and the second at 4 to 6 years old.
For questions about the recent measles exposure, call 571-233-7314. Additional information about measles is available on the VDH website.
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