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Colorado’s first case of measles in 2019 reported in Denver

Posted at 5:04 PM, Jan 16, 2019

DENVER – According to Denver Public Health, an adult in Colorado’s capital city has a confirmed case of the measles.

This is the first confirmed case in the state in 2019.

Wednesday, Denver Public Health said they’re notifying the public because the adult, who had recently traveled overseas, was confirmed as contagious with measles from Jan. 9th to Jan. 14th of 2019.

The Denver and state health department said in a press release that they were working to notify anyone who may have been exposed to measles from this person.

Anyone who visited the following locations on the following days may have been exposed to measles:

Thursday, Jan. 10:

Blue Creek Therapeutic Health Spa
7488 E. 29th Ave., Denver, CO 80238
Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

King Soopers (Stapleton)
2810 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207
Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 12:

Care Now Urgent Care
3001 N. Havana Street, Denver, CO 80238
Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 13:

Saint Joseph Hospital Emergency Department
1375 E. 19th Ave., Denver, CO 80218
Between the hours of noon and 9 p.m.

Saint Joseph Hospital, 5th Floor, West Wing
1375 E. 19th Ave., Denver, CO 80218
Between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and midnight

Monday, Jan. 14:

Saint Joseph Hospital, 5th Floor, West Wing
1375 E. 19th Ave., Denver, CO 80218
Between the hours of midnight and 3:30 p.m.

If you or anyone you know were at these locations at these times, it’s recommended that you keep an eye out for measles symptoms and call your doctor to check if you’re up to date on your measles vaccinations.

People who were not in the above locations at the specific times are not at risk for measles.

According to Denver Public Health, if you were born before 1957, have already had measles, or have had one or more measles shots, you are at a lower risk.

Denver Public Health said they want anyone who is showing measles symptoms to avoid child care facilities, schools, work, and even public places, as the disease could spread to others.

Measles symptoms

Symptoms typically appear between 7 and 14 days of exposure – but could take up to three weeks to appear. Symptoms include:

– fever, runny nose, coughing and red eyes that are sensitive to light
– two to four days after the first set of symptoms, a red rash will appear on the face and spreads to the rest of the body

A person with measles is contagious for four days before and four days after the rash appears.