Public health officials are warning people who visited several New York locations including a rest stop and a diner that they could be at increased risk of contracting measles.
According to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), an international traveler from Europe carrying measles visited several locations in late April and early May and could have spread the disease to those nearby.
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The NYSDOH says that anyone who visited the following locations on April 30, May 1, or May 2 could have been exposed:
- Old Country Buffet, 821 Country Route 64, Elmira, NY on April 30th between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
- Ontario Travel Plaza on NYS Thruway (I-90) in Leroy, NY on April 30th between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
- Sheraton Niagara Falls, 300 3rd Street, Niagara Falls, NY from 5:30 p.m. on April 30th to 9:30 a.m. on May 2nd
- Niagara Falls Urgent Care, 3117 Military Road Suite 2, Niagara Falls, NY on May 1st between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- Exit 5 on Interstate 390 in Dansville, NY, on May 2nd between 9:30 a.m. and noon.
Health officials warn anyone who may have been exposed — especially if you have not been vaccinated for measles or if you’re unsure whether you’ve been vaccinated — to monitor for measles symptoms, which include: ever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis or runny nose. You can click here for more information on measles symptoms. If you suspect you have measles, you are asked to call ahead before you visit a doctor, emergency room, or other health care provider in order to reduce the risk of spreading the disease to others.