The Washington Post

Measles case reported in Montgomery County

- — Justin Wm. Moyer

Maryland health officials said Thursday that a person has been diagnosed with measles in Montgomery County and warned that others in the D.C. region may have been exposed to the illness. The person contracted measles outside the country, then entered the United States on May 15 via Dulles Internatio­nal Airport.

Measles, with symptoms including a fever higher than 101 degrees and a rash, is highly contagious, officials said, though people who have been vaccinated are unlikely to contract it. Symptoms may develop up to 21 days after exposure.

Anyone who thinks they have been exposed to the disease may call the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ Disease Control Office at 240-777-1755.

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