NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) — Health officials are warning passengers who made their way through Newark Airport that they may have been exposed to a highly contagious disease.
The New Jersey Department of Health says an international traveler with a confirmed case of measles arrived at Terminal C at Newark Airport on January 2, and departed for Indianapolis from a domestic terminal, officials say. The person may have gone to other areas of the airport.
Anyone who was at Newark Airport on that day between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. may have been exposed to measles. If infected, symptoms could show up as late as January 23.
Measles can be easily spread through the air when someone coughs or sneezes or when they come in contact with mucus or saliva from an infected person.
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