Montgomery County, MD  - Feb. 1, 2024 - The Maryland Department of Health and Montgomery County health officials announced a positive case of measles in Montgomery County.

The Maryland resident recently traveled internationally.

Officials said anyone who visited the following locations during any of the following hours may have been exposed:

  • Washington Dulles International Airport International Terminal
    • Jan. 27 -- 6-9:30 a.m.
  • Claridge House at 2445 Lyttonsville Rd., Silver Spring
    • Jan. 27 -- 7:30-10 a.m.
    • Jan. 27 -- 6 p.m. - 1 a.m
    • Jan. 29 -- 7-10 a.m.
  • Suburban Hospital Emergency Department
    • Jan. 27 -- 7-11 p.m.

Early symptoms of measles are a fever of more than 101 degrees Fahrenheit, runny nose, cough and red, watery eyes. Usually, one to four days after early symptoms, a red rash appears on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.

People are generally considered immune to measles if they have had two measles vaccine shots, previously had measles or were born in the U.S. before 1957.

According to health officials, people, especially those who are not vaccinated or otherwise immune to measles, who were at any of these locations during the possible exposure times should monitor themselves for any early symptoms of measles for 21 days after the potential exposure. People who develop a fever or other symptoms of measles should not go to childcare, school, work or out in public, and should contact their health care provider. They should call their health care provider first before showing up in the waiting room so that the office can take measures to prevent the spread to other patients.

You can learn more about measles at the Maryland Department of Health website.