Measles Case Confirmed; View List of Exposure Sites


The Fairfax County Health Department is investigating a laboratory-confirmed case of measles. The individual is a child who was treated at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus but is no longer contagious.

While the child was age-appropriately vaccinated with one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, it takes two doses of MMR vaccine to provide full protection against measles. At this time there are no other documented cases of measles in the area.

The individual was at several locations in Fairfax County in the past week and could have exposed others to the measles virus. The Health Department is attempting to notify anyone who may have been exposed while the patient was infectious to prevent further spread of measles.

 

Measles Exposure Sites

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

  • JoAnn Blanks Child Development Center (CDC), 5901 Taylor Road, Bldg. 1207, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Thursday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Pediatric Associates of Alexandria, Springfield HealthPlex, 6355 Walker Ln #401, Alexandria, VA 22310
  • *Note: The Springfield HealthPlex includes the following offices:
    • Inova Emergency Room
    • Inova Diagnostic Imaging
    • Inova Laboratory
    • Inova Surgery Center
    • OrthoVirginia
    • OrthoVirginia Physical Therapy
    • Koslow & Hunt, M.D.
    • Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center
    • Northern Virginia Allergy & Immunology
    • Metropolitan ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery
    • Office of Robert A. Nussbaum, M.D.
    • Office of Susan Moore, M.S., R.D.
    • AllPhases Dermatology, LLC
    • Integrated Neurology Services, PLLC
    • Inova Physical Therapy Center/Sportsplex
    • Inova Medical Group-Endocrinology
    • Inova Medical Group-Cardiology
    • OB-GYN Associates of Northern Virginia
    • Associates in Otolaryngology of Northern Virginia
    • Massa & Associates
    • Inova VIP 360°
    • Inova Primary Care
    • MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
    • AA Podiatry, P.L.L.C.
    • The Office of Christina S. Michael, D.O.
    • National Spine & Pain Center
    • Capital Women’s Care LLC
    • Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery, P.C.
    • Springfield Café
    • MedStar NRH

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

  • Costco Wholesale Club, 7940 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306

Sunday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Pediatric Emergency Department, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Sunday, Oct. 4, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Emergency Department, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Sunday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Women’s and Children’s Atrium (Lobby) & 5th floor, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Sunday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m. to Midnight and Monday, Oct. 5, All Hours

  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Original Building, 1st-5th floor, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

 

If You Were At These Locations

Persons who were at the locations during the times listed may have been exposed to the measles virus and should call the Health Department at 703-267-3511 (TTY 711) to determine their risk for measles.

The call center hours will be:

    • Oct. 8, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Oct. 9, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Oct. 11, Noon to 6 p.m.
    • Oct. 12, Noon to 6 p.m.

Preventative treatment may be recommended for those who were exposed and are unvaccinated and who may be at high risk, such as pregnant women, infants younger than 12 months, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

Persons who were present at any of the locations listed above during the exposure times should call their health care provider if they experience any symptoms of measles. Contact your doctor’s office or the emergency room and tell them that you may have been exposed to measles.  The last date when a person would develop symptoms from this exposure is Oct. 26.

 

About Measles

Measles is a highly contagious, serious respiratory disease. Symptoms can include fever greater than 101 degrees, runny nose, watery red eyes and cough, followed by a blotchy rash that appears on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. Measles is particularly dangerous for infants who cannot be immunized until they are at least six months old.

The Health Department is experienced in conducting measles outbreak investigations and is implementing its response plan to prevent further spread of the disease. The last confirmed case of measles involving Fairfax County was in May of 2015. There were no secondary cases.


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