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Health officials: Child with measles visited U-District restaurant

Health officials: Child with measles visited U-District restaurant
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SEATTLE -- King County health officials have confirmed a child infected with measles was at a University District restaurant last weekend.

Before being diagnosed with the disease, the child was inside the Aladdin Gyro-cery at 4139 University Way NE between 1-3:20 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, health officials said.

The child, who was not vaccinated, contracted the measles while traveling in Europe.

Health officials say because most people in our area have immunity to the measles through vaccination, the risk to the general public is low. But health officials say if you were in the restaurant during that time, you should double check you've been vaccinated and to call your doctor immediately if you develop an illness with fever or illness with an unexplained rash between Aug. 25 and Sept. 8.

The child was at several public locations in Oregon while contagious, including a tennis tournament, health officials added. A number of the participants who were at the tournament are from King County and health officials are working on contacting those affected directly.

King County says this measles case is unrelated to previous ones in King County in July 2013.
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