Officials warn of measles exposure at Issaquah-area businesses

January 30, 2013

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 5:10 p.m. Jan. 30, 2013

Customers at businesses in Klahanie could have been exposed to measles in recent days, local public health officials said Wednesday.

The case is the second person with confirmed measles in King County since Jan. 25. The infected person is a King County resident and contracted measles from a contagious traveler at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Before receiving the measles diagnosis, the local resident might have exposed others to measles at QFC and Starbucks in Klahanie Center.

Measles is easily spread and highly contagious, although most people are immune to the disease due to vaccinations.

Public Health – Seattle & King County said the resident might have exposed others to measles at QFC, 4570 Klahanie Drive S.E., at:

  • Jan. 23 between 3-7 p.m.
  • Jan. 24 between 3-7 p.m.
  • Jan. 25 between 3-7 p.m.
  • Jan. 29 between noon to 2:30 p.m.

The resident might have exposed others to measles at Starbucks, 4566 Klahanie Drive S.E., at:

  • Jan. 26 between 9-11:30 a.m.

The resident also exposed employees and students at Tiger Mountain Community High School to measles.

The health agency recommends for people at the same locations at the same time as the contagious resident should:

  • Find out if they have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously.
  • Call a health care provider promptly if they develop an illness with fever or illness with an unexplained rash.

Officials said people exposed to the disease and not immune is likely to become ill between Jan. 30 and Feb. 19.

The first confirmed measles case was a traveler who made a stop at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Jan. 18. People in the same areas as the traveler at the airport between 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. were exposed to measles.

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One Response to “Officials warn of measles exposure at Issaquah-area businesses”

  1. Ande on January 31st, 2013 12:59 pm

    Jan. 23 between 3-7 p.m.
    Jan. 24 between 3-7 p.m.
    Jan. 25 between 3-7 p.m.
    Jan. 29 between noon to 2:30 p.m

    Who shops for 4 hours at QFC? Can’t we narrow it down a little bit.

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