Health officials are warning residents in D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland, after someone was hospitalized with measles.
And they have updated a list of locations that the person visited before hospitalization. They're sharing this information "out of an abundance of caution," according to a release from Maryland health officials.
Though most people in the United States are vaccinated against measles, exposure to a sick patient poses a risk to the very young or others who are not vaccinated.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Saturday that the patient contracted measles outside of the United States and developed symptoms here in the country.
The patient was admitted to Children’s National on Saturday, May 13, and was isolated for the majority of their hospitalization. Their diagnosis was confirmed Friday, health officials said.
Below are the updated dates, times and locations of the potential exposures associated with the patient:
- May 8: The building located at 6505 Belcrest Road, #100A, Hyattsville, Md. 20782, which includes the Dept. of Social Services and other offices.
- May 8: The building located at 10230 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, Md. 20903, which includes the Social Security Administration and other offices, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- May 9: May 10 Prince George’s Hospital Center Emergency Department in Cheverly, Md., from 8 p.m. to May 10 at 2 a.m. The measles patient rode the #12 public transit bus to and from Prince George’s Hospital Center.
- May 11: Prince George’s Hospital Center Emergency Department from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- May 12-May 13: Prince George’s Hospital Center Emergency Department from 4:15 p.m. to May 13 at 10:47 a.m.
- May 13: Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 20010, main atrium lobby between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Children's National Medical Center released the following statement:
"Children’s National became aware that a patient with a probable case of measles was admitted to our health system on May 13 and released on May 15. Out of an abundance of caution and although this patient was appropriately isolated for the majority of their hospitalization, Children’s National is contacting families and employees who may have been exposed to this probable case, determining their immunization status, and providing appropriate recommendations regarding further evaluation."