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Denver adult tested positive for measles, visited multiple locations around city while contagious

Posted: 11:28 AM, Jan 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-16 23:01:22Z
Measles Outbreaks Spread In U.S.

DENVER — Health officials are working to notify people who may have been exposed to measles by an individual in Denver last week.

An unidentified adult who contracted the virus while traveling internationally was in Denver and contagious between the dates of Jan. 9 and 14, officials said.

Measles is highly contagious and can be spread by coughing and sneezing.

The patient in question visited several locations around Denver between Jan. 10 and 14 and anyone who also visited the following locations should watch for measles symptoms:

Blue Creek Therapeutic Health Spa
7488 E. 29th Ave., Denver
Thursday, Jan. 10 between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

King Soopers
2810 Quebec St., Denver
Thursday, Jan. 10 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Care Now Urgent Care
3001 N. Havana St., Denver
Saturday, Jan. 12 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Saint Joseph Hospital ER
1375 E. 19th Ave., Denver
Sunday, Jan. 13 between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Saint Joseph Hospital, 5th floor, west wing
1375 E. 19th Ave., Denver
Sunday, Jan. 13 at 8:30 p.m. to Monday, Jan. 14 at 3:30 p.m.

If you visited one of the above locations and begin to notice measles symptoms, contact your health care provider by phone right away. Don’t show up in person and risk exposing others.

Symptoms of measles typically take one to two weeks to appear and include a fever, runny nose, cough, full-body rash, red eyes that are sensitive to light and body aches. A person is contagious for four days before and four days after symptoms appear.

Anyone who has received more than one shot of the measles vaccine or was born before 1957 is at lower risk of contracting the virus. The illness is especially dangerous for infants who are too young to be vaccinated and those with weakened immune systems.

For more information, log on to denverpublichealth.org .