One Unvaxxed Globetrotter Exposes 1000’s To Measles

Traveler with measles puts fellow passengers, Red Robin guests, many more at risk

| Mar 1, 2019

| Statesman Journal – A traveler contagious with measles traveled through Portland International Airport and visited three Salem, Oregon locations recently.

The Oregon Health Authority warned Friday that people who went to these locations may have been exposed, and “risk may be higher for unvaccinated persons:”

  • Youth With a Mission, Salem, Feb. 18 through Feb. 22.
  • Get Air Trampoline Park, Salem, Feb. 21.
  • Red Robin, Salem, Feb. 21.
  • Portland International Airport, Feb. 22 [The airport serves an average of 35,000 passengers per day. – Ed.]

The contagious person, who is from Illinois, hasn’t gotten immunizations against measles and was recently in countries where it’s a common virus, officials said.

The Health Authority is working to get in touch with people who may have been exposed to the virus, looking to stop them from exposing other people if they fall ill, officials said.

Health officials warned against going directly to a medical office if you aren’t immune, have been exposed and are experiencing measles symptoms.

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