People at Three U.S. Airports May Have Been Exposed to Measles

Two international travelers with measles may have exposed people at airports in Detroit, Newark, N.J., and Memphis to the highly contagious disease, health officials say.

The potential exposures occurred March 6 at the North Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, and March 12 at terminals B and C of Newark Liberty International Airport and at Memphis International Airport, USA Today reported.

People exposed on March 6 could develop symptoms as late as next week, and those exposed on March 12 could develop symptoms as late as April 2, according to health officials.

Anyone who was in customs or baggage claim in Detroit Metropolitan Airport's North Terminal between 2 and 5 p.m. on March 6 "should seek medical attention from their primary care provider if they develop symptoms of the disease," Michigan health officials said in a news release.

But they added that these people should call the doctor first, because a person with measles sitting in a reception area can infect others, USA Today reported.

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