SEATTLE -- Another case of the highly contagious measles infected a Seattle visitor.
According to local public health officials, the California resident was likely exposed at Sea-Tac Airport during a flight with an earlier confirmed measles case on March 21, 2014.
Before receiving the diagnosis the traveler was in West Seattle between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Safeway, 9620 28th Ave SW and Marshalls, 2600 SW Barton Street, and at Sea-Tac Airport between 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 pm.
All persons at the previous locations at about the same time are advised to find out if they have been vaccinated and should call a health care provider if they develop a fever or an unexplained rash between April 7-21.
Measles is a potential severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough and red, watery eyes. It is mainly spread through air after a person with measles coughs or sneezes. Symptoms begin seven to 21 days after exposure.
People at highest risk from exposure include unvaccinated, pregnant women, infants less than 6-months-old and inviduals with weakened immune systems.
Note: This case is unrelated to the possible measle exposures on March 28-29.