NYS Health Dept. issues measles warning for 4 counties

An worldwide traveler from Europe who has been confirmed to have measles visited multiple venues in New York State between April 30 and May 2, potentially exposing others to measles, the alert said. The warning was issued after an worldwide traveler from Europe was confirmed to have the virus.

The infected person also visit the Old Country Buffet, 821 Country Route 64, Elmira, NY on April 30 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Ontario Travel Plaza on the NY state Thruway in Le Roy, between 4 and 6:30 p.m. April 30.

Niagara Falls Urgent Care, 3117 Military Road Suite 2, Niagara Falls, on May 1 from 3 p.m. -6 p.m.

Health officials say the person is cooperating with the department to contact those who might've come into contact with the infected person, in order to create a plan to ensure the virus does not spread to more people.

Measles symptoms can include high fever of 101°F and above, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a rash that starts at the hairline and travels downward to the rest of the body. Three to five days after these symptoms appear, a rash will break out beginning with white spots inside the mouth.

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Sheraton Niagara Falls, 300 3rd Street, Niagara Falls, N.Y. from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. p.m. on May 2.

To prevent the spread of illness, people who may have been exposed, and have symptoms consistent with measles, are advised to contact their health care provider, a local clinic, or a local emergency department before going for care.

The person was at the restaurant between noon and 2 p.m., county officials said. That will help prevent others at those facilities from being exposed to the illness.

If you aren't sure that you or your family have been vaccinated against measles, talk to your doctor and make sure you get vaccinated.

The New York State Department of Health released a warning about possible measles exposures in areas of Western New York. One dose of the vaccine is considered 93 percent effective while two doses are considered 97 percent effective.

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