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Anyone who visited Pikesville area may have potentially been exposed to measles

Posted at 7:41 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 16:04:59-04

PIKESVILLE, Md. — The Maryland Department of Health says anyone who visited the area of 4000 Old Court Road in Pikesville may have been exposed to measles.

According to the department, they have confirmed a measles case in a Maryland resident.

They say the exposure times were between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2.

Measles is a contagious vaccine-preventable viral infection which is easily spread to unvaccinated people through coughing, sneezing and secretions from the mouth. Symptoms typically develop 10-14 days after exposure to the virus, but can develop as soon as seven days and as long as 21 days after exposure.

Anyone with symptoms should call their doctor about their symptoms before showing up in the waiting room so that the office can take measures to prevent spread to other patients.

People who may have been exposed at other locations are being notified directly by the department.

For more information on the outbreak and virus, click here.