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Denver Airport travelers may have been exposed to measles after 3 new cases reported in Colorado

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Posted at 9:11 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 00:38:45-05

DENVER — Three unvaccinated children who are visiting Colorado from another state tested positive for measles after traveling to a country with an ongoing measles outbreak, according to a Tri-County Health Department news release on Monday.

The children flew into Denver International Airport with their family Wednesday. DIA officials said people who were in concourse A, on the train to the terminal, the west baggage claim or at the west passenger pick up area on that day between 1:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. may have been exposed. However, DIA said there is no ongoing risk of exposure.

The exposure risk in other areas of the city is unknown at this time. Health officials said they are working to identify people who may have been exposed to the highly contagious infectious viral disease.

The three patients are currently being treated at Children’s Hospital in Aurora, according to the health department.

More cases of measles have occurred in the US during 2019 than any year since 1992, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The last case of measles in Colorado was in January of this year.

This article was written by Robert Garrison for KMGH .