State DOH: Possible measles exposure at Ontario Travel Plaza in Le Roy

State DOH: Possible measles exposure at Ontario Travel Plaza in Le Roy

State DOH: Possible measles exposure at Ontario Travel Plaza in Le Roy

A traveler from Europe - who is now confirmed to have the disease - visited the travel plaza and several similar sites over a three-day period, state Department of Health officials said in a news release.

Old Country Buffet, 821 Country Route 64, Elmira, NY on April 30 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m EDT.

Public health officials are warning people who visited several NY locations including a rest stop and a diner that they could be at increased risk of contracting measles.

The individual visited the JF Urgent Care Center located at 5088 N. Fresno St. on Monday from 2 p.m.to 5:30 p.m. and the emergency room at CCMC on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m.to noon.

According to the department, people with measles are usually contagious for about nine days, including the four days before their rash starts, the day of rash onset, and four days after.

People are considered protected or immune to measles if they were born before 1957; have received two doses of measles, mumps, rubella vaccine; have had measles before; or have a lab test confirming immunity.

Symptoms include a fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis or runny nose.

If you are concerned you may have been exposed, contact your doctor, clinic or health care provider before going for care to help prevent others from being exposed.

Sheraton Niagara Falls, 300 3rd Street, Niagara Falls, from 5:30 p.m. April 30 to 9:30 a.m. on May 2.

Vaccination is the best prevention measurement, though no vaccine is 100 percent effective. In New York State, measles immunization is required of children enrolled in schools, daycare and pre- kindergarten.

Those individuals who may not have been immunized against measles, or haven't been completely immunized, may receive temporary protection against measles by getting treatment from their medical provider. Since August 1990, college students have also been required to demonstrate immunity against measles.

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