New Measles Concerns During This Busy Travel Season | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/18/2019 01:28 AM

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Health officials are warning passengers who’ve traveled through Los Angeles and Denver airports that they may have been exposed to measles. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative ...



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During one of the busiest travel periods of the year, health officials at two major us airports are warning. Travelers may have been exposed to the measles at lax. The county health department says three infected children, traveling together, move through busy terminals, four and five wednesday, exposing others to the highly contagious virus, not everybody's vaccinated. That'S the big issue later ...
hat same day, 800 miles away in denver. The children were hospitalized after arriving at the city's international airport health officials say it's still unclear how many people may have come into contact with the unvaccinated minors who may have exposed even more people at a local hospital. A hundred and seventy nine thousand people traveled through diaon the day the children arrived we're concerned about people that were on the airplane when they get off the plane they're in the breezeway. The terminal, with nearly 1300 confirmed cases of the measles. This year, more than three times the number last year, the highly contagious virus can linger in the air for hours exactly what airport officials fear during this busy travel season. The threat here at lax and at denver international has now subsided according to health officials, but there's concern because the measles symptoms can take up to 21 days to develop, and doctors are worried that anyone who was infected could easily have passed it along to other passengers Who are not protected? Heynbc news fans thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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