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ADHS: Traveler at Tucson Airport had measles

Posted at 3:44 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 13:40:21-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Department of Health Services and the Pima County Public Health Department warn residents that an out-of-state visitor with measles traveled through Arizona from April 17 to April 29.

The traveler was at the Tucson International Airport on Monday, April 29, from 6 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

"Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease that can spread quickly, so if you or your child are not vaccinated against the disease and you were at the Tucson International Airport, there is a risk of getting measles,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Measles spread through the air when someone infected either coughs or sneezes.

Measles symptoms include high fever,cough, runny nose, red watery eyes, or a rash.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms stay home and call you local health care provider.