Potential measles exposure at Brockport hotel, NY Dept. of Health says
Albany/Brockport, N.Y. (WHAM) - A tourist traveling through western New York has a confirmed case of measles - and may have exposed others to the infection at several locations, including a Brockport hotel.
According to the New York State Department of Health, the tourist from India visited multiple locations from May 11-12. Those locations include:
- The Iroquois Travel Plaza (rest stop) between Exit 29 (Canajoharie) and Exit 29A (Little Falls) on the NYS Thruway between 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. on May 11-12.
- The Hampton Inn on Lake Rd. in Brockport between midnight and noon on May 12
- Niagara Falls State Park between 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on May 12, including the Maid of the Mist.
- Swagat Fine Indian Cuisine in Niagara Falls between 2-6 p.m. on May 12
The times include a two-hour period after the person left the area, as the virus remains alive in air and on surfaces for up to two hours.
Anyone who has received two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine is not at risk.
Symptoms of measles include a fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis or runny nose. Symptoms usually appear in 10-12 days after exposure, although they may occur as late as June 2.
The Dept. of Health is asking anyone who may have been exposed and has symptoms consistent with measles to contact their health care provider or a local emergency department before going for care. The single best way to prevent measles is to be vaccinated.
The Monroe County Health Department is working with Rochester-area health care providers of the measles exposure and is working with the hotel to identify staff and guests who may have been exposed.