Measles confirmed in Philly resident, patrons of popular bar exposed

    The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is hoping to reach anyone who was at the Barcade in Fishtown the evening of May 12 or morning of May 13.

    That’s when patrons may have been exposed to the measles, courtesy of a resident who recently traveled to Thailand and has since been confirmed to have the disease.
    If you’ve not been vaccinated to protect against the measles and think you might have been exposed, you’re encouraged to look out for symptoms like fever, rash, and cough, watery eyes and/or a runny nose. If you experience those between now and May 31, contact your physician.

     

    Not sure if you’re protected against the measles? The following are not:

    Infants who are too young to have been immunized (less than one year of age)
    Persons who were vaccinated with an inactivated vaccine, which was used from 1963 through 1967, and have not been revaccinated
    Persons born after 1957 who have not received two doses of measles-containing vaccine
    Persons from areas of the world where there is low vaccine coverage and circulating measles

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