Child who contracted measles visited several Fairfax County locations

WASHINGTON — A child who only had one of two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine contracted measles, the Fairfax County Health Department says.

The child, who is no longer contagious, was treated at the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.

The child visited a number of locations, including the Costco in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, and may have exposed others to measles, which is a highly contagious respiratory disease.

The last day anyone would develop symptoms would be Oct. 26.

“Symptoms can include fever greater than 101 degrees, runny nose, watery red eyes and cough, followed by a blotchy rash that appears on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. Measles is particularly dangerous for infants who cannot be immunized until they are at least six months old,” a news release says.

The last confirmed case of measles in Fairfax County was in May 2015.

“There were more cases nationally last year than just a handful,” says Linda Fu, a pediatrician with the Children’s National Health System. “I think Maryland, D.C. and Virginia are very good about school requirements — and I think that is important and parents can feel reassured. Most  parents say that they get their own children vaccinated and they actually want for the other kids in their children’s school to be vaccinated.”

Anyone who has been to any of the locations listed below should call the Health Department at 703-267-3511 (TTY 711) to determine his exposure risk.

Additionally, contact your doctor’s office or the emergency room and inform them of your possible exposure.

The county says these are the exposure sites:

JoAnn Blanks Child Development Center (CDC)
5901 Taylor Rd., Bldg. 1207
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Pediatric Associates of Alexandria
Springfield HealthPlex
6355 Walker Lane #401
Alexandria, VA 22310
Thursday, Oct. 1
1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Springfield HealthPlex* (See the offices at the HealthPlex below.)
6355 Walker Lane #401
Alexandria, VA 22310
Thursday, Oct. 1
1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Costco Wholesale Club
7940 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306
Thursday, Oct. 1
2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
Pediatric Emergency Department
3300 Gallows Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22042
Sunday, Oct. 4
10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
Emergency Department
3300 Gallows Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22042
Sunday, Oct. 4
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
Women’s and Children’s Atrium (Lobby) & 5th floor
3300 Gallows Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22042
Sunday, Oct. 4
5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
Original Building, 1st-5th floor
3300 Gallows Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22042
Sunday, Oct. 4 to
5 p.m. to Midnight
Monday, Oct. 5
All hours

*The Springfield HealthPlex site includes the following offices:

  •  Inova Emergency Room
  •  Inova Diagnostic Imaging
  •  Inova Laboratory
  •  Inova Surgery Center
  • OrthoVirginia
  • OrthoVirginia Physical Therapy
  • Koslow & Hunt, M.D.
  • Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center
  • Northern Virginia Allergy & Immunology
  • Metropolitan ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Office of Robert A. Nussbaum, M.D.
  • Office of Susan Moore, M.S., R.D.
  • AllPhases Dermatology, LLC
  • Integrated Neurology Services, PLLC
  • Inova Physical Therapy Center/Sportsplex
  • Inova Medical Group-Endocrinology
  • Inova Medical Group-Cardiology
  • OB-GYN Associates of Northern Virginia
  • Associates in Otolaryngology of Northern
    Virginia
  • Massa & Associates
  • Inova VIP 360°
  • Inova Primary Care
  • MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
  • AA Podiatry, P.L.L.C.
  • The Office of Christina S. Michael, D.O.
  • National Spine & Pain Center
  • Capital Women’s Care LLC
  • Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery, P.C.
  • Springfield Café
  • MedStar NRH

WTOP’s Paula Wolfson contributed to this report.

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