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Measles exposure possible in Virginia, Maryland, D.C. (Map)

Wednesday - 5/21/2014, 12:52pm  ET

UPDATE: May 21, 2014, 11 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- Health officials are expanding an investigation into measles exposure in Northern Virginia following the confirmation of a second case of measles.

Measles was found in a person who had close contact with a person diagnosed with measles in late April. The initial case involved a person who had been in and around Loudoun and Fairfax counties.

The second person may have exposed others between May 11 and May 15 in Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington counties in Virginia; Montgomery County, Maryland; and in Washington, D.C.

People who may have been at the locations listed below at the times specified may be at risk of measles, particularly if they have never received the measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine.

People who have received at least one dose of the vaccine in the past are at very low risk.

Measles is highly contagious, and people who suspect they may have measles should confine themselves to their homes and contact their primary care physician immediately.

Symptoms include a fever of more than 101-degrees, runny nose, watery eyes and cough. After about a week, a rash may appear on the face and spread to the body.

Anyone exposed to measles between May 11 and May 15 may exhibit symptoms as late as June 5.

Preventive treatment may be available for those exposed on May 15, but treatment must be completed by May 21 to be effective. People exposed May 15 should call 1- 877-275-8343 for more information as soon as possible.

The following is a list of possible exposures from May 11 to May 15:

  • Palisades Farmers Market, MacArthur Boulevard and Chain Bridge Road, Washington, D.C., 8 a.m. - noon Sunday, May 11
  • Art Fair Outdoor (temporary market), Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, 10:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. Sunday, May 11
  • Prep Matters (waiting room), 5001 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, Maryland, 11:20 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11
  • Farmer's market, Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Starbucks, 2407 Centreville Road, Herndon, Virginia, 7:10 a.m. - 10:20 p.m.
  • South Riding pediatrics and other businesses at 25055 South Riding Plaza, South Riding, Virginia

    • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 12
    • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13
    • 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14

  • Nysmith School for the Gifted, 13625 Eds Drive, Herndon, Virginia

    • 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13
    • 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14

  • Lifetime Fitness (Athletic Club), 1757 Business Center Drive, Reston, Virginia, 8:20 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 14
  • Whole Foods, 4501 Market Commons Dr., Fairfax, Virginia, 8:20 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 14
  • Bon Chon Chicken, 13320 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon, Virginia, 2:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14
  • Mother's Macaroons, 2442 N. Harrison St., Arlington, Virginia, 3:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14
  • Arrow Wine & Cheese, 4508 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 3:50 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14
  • CVS, 1452 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia, 6:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Thursday, May 15
  • Giant, 1454 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia, 6:40 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Thursday, May 15
  • Starbucks, 1438 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia, 10:10 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Thursday, May 15
  • McLean Medical Associates and other businesses at 6862 Elm St. McLean, Virginia, 10:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. Thursday, May 15

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EARLIER: May 6, 2014 5:33 p.m.

WASHINGTON -- A patient with the measles may have exposed people at a dozen or more locations in two different counties, health officials in Northern Virginia are warning.

The health departments of Loudoun and Fairfax counties are trying to identify those who may have been exposed between April 23 and May 1 at grocery stores, medical offices and even a Home Depot.

"Measles is a very contagious virus," says David Goodfriend, director of the Loudoun County Health Department. "While we don't have many cases of measles, we do take each case very seriously."

Those who visited the following sites should be on the look out for the symptoms of measles:

  • Lotte Plaza, 13955 Metrotech Drive, Chantilly, Wednesday, April 23 between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

  • Chantilly Department of Motor Vehicles, 14950 Northridge Drive, Chantilly, Friday, April 25 between 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

  • CVS Pharmacy, 24795 Pinebrook Road, Chantilly

    • Sunday, April 27 between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    • Tuesday, April 29 between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • Inova Dulles South Urgent Care Center and other businesses at 24801 Pinebrook Road, Chantilly, Sunday, April 27 between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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