The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Traveler with measles passes through Sea-Tac

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Associated Press
SEATTLE -- Public health officials say a contagious traveler with measles passed through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Thursday.
Measles is a highly contagious virus but most people in Washington are immune because they have been vaccinated.
The disease is mainly spread through the air when a person with measles coughs or sneezes.
People at highest risk from exposure are the unvaccinated, pregnant women, infants under six months of age and those with weakened immune systems.
The contagious traveler flew from Beijing to Seattle on Thursday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is contacting people who were on the same flights as the contagious traveler.
On the Net
Measles fact sheet:
Story tags » Air travelDiseasesSeattle

More Northwest Headlines


HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates