Health officials warn of measles exposure on Washington state ferry

Health officials warn of measles exposure on Washington state ferry

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Health officials warn of measles exposure on Washington state ferry

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 4:04 PM

SEATTLE -- Another case of measles exposure has state health officials sending out another alert.

The Department of Health said a person with a confirmed case of measles walked onto a Washington State Ferry on the 6:20 a.m. departure from Bainbridge Island to Seattle Friday, April 4.

Passengers in the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal between 6:00 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. or the Seattle terminal between 6:45 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. may have been exposed.

Passengers traveling on the ferry TACOMA at 6:20 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. departures from Bainbridge Island and 7:05 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. departures from Seattle may also have been exposed.

State health officials recommend anyone that might have been exposed should find out if they’ve been vaccinated for measles or if they already had it.

Officials say the number of measles cases in Washington state has grown to 12 and spread to three counties: San Juan, Kitsap and Whatcom.

Related links:

Measles - Public Health Seattle & King County

Seattle visitor with measles travelled through West Seattle

Woman with measles traveled through King, Pierce counties

Case of measles reported on San Juan Island

 

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