The New York State Department of Health is warning New Yorkers to be wary of potential measles symptoms, after an Australian tourist infected with the virus visited several locations in the city within the past ten days.
The health department said anyone who visited these locations below may have been exposed:
- La Quinta Inn, 31 W. 71st Street, Manhattan, between Feb. 16 and the morning of Feb. 19.
- Oasis Bible Tours at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, the morning of Feb. 16 and the evening of Feb. 17.
- Watchtower Educational Center, 100 Watchtower Drive, Patterson, NY, between 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 19.
- Best Western Hotel, 1324 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, from Feb. 19 until 12 p.m. on Feb. 20.
- Comfort Inn & Suites Goshen – Middletown, 20 Hatfield Lane, Goshen, NY, from 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 until 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 21.
- Excel Urgent Care, 1 Hatfield Lane, Goshen, NY, between 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 21.
- Orange Regional Medical Center, Emergency Department, 707 E. Main Street, Middletown, NY, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Feb. 21.
The state health department said the times reflect the period of time when the tourist was at each location and a two-hour period after the person left the area, as the measles virus remains in the air and on surfaces for up to two hours.
Measles symptoms include runny nose, rash, cough, fever, or eye inflammation. Symptoms usually appear in 10 to 12 days after exposure.
The health department said people who are unsure if they have been vaccinated should contact their health care provider before going for treatment.