Possible measles exposure at National
Some people who were at Reagan National Airport Sept. 23 may have been exposed to measles, the Arlington Health Department said Friday.
The health department said it was acting out of "an abundance of caution." Highest risk travelers were already being notified, the department said.
Those who may have been exposed were people in Terminal C from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the health department said.
It said people at risk for exposure on the airplane involved have been identified and were being contacted by health officials in their localities.
The department said measles is a highly contagious illness that is spread through coughs, sneezes and contact with nasal or oral secretions from people who were infected.
Symptoms include first fever, then a rash, and can occur as late as three weeks after exposure.
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