The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Saturday night warned of a second measles case discovered in York County.
The department is alerting residents who may have visited several locations in York County between Sept. 9 and Sept. 12. Those locations include:
- Crunch Fitness in York on Sept. 9 from 8:30 to 11:10 a.m.
- Sheetz, 215 Arsenal Road, York, on Sept. 11 from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m.
- Central York Middle School on Sept. 11 from 6:30 to 9:10 p.m.
- Central York High School on Sept. 12 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
- WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center in York on Sept. 9 through Sept. 12 during the day.
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“We have a second individual with a suspected case of measles, which can be highly contagious,” Pa. Health Secretary Rachel Levine said. “WellSpan Health is in the process of notifying patients, staff and visitors who were in WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center during the identified times; however, if you have been properly immunized against measles, your risk of getting the disease is minimal. If you believe you might have been exposed and experience symptoms, please contact your health-care provider or call our toll-free hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH.”
To date, according to the department, there have been 14 cases of measles confirmed in Pennsylvania in 2019.
Measles spreads through coughing, sneezing or other contact with the mucus or saliva of an infected person. Symptoms usually appear one to three weeks after exposure and include rash, high fever, cough and red, watery eyes.