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Measles Infected Traveler Passed Through Long Beach Airport Twice

Health officials noted that there is no continuing risk of exposure from the patient at the airport.

A person who passed through Long Beach Airport twice in recent weeks had infectious measles at the time, and city health officials warned Wednesday that anyone in the airport at the time may have been exposed.

Health officials said the patient passed through the airport the morning of March 30, boarding JetBlue flight 1136 at Gate 11, departing at 6:40 a.m. The unidentified person departed on the same flight at the same time on Sunday, but from Gate 7.

Anyone who was in those areas between 6 and 8 a.m. on either date may have been exposed and could be at risk of developing measles, health officials said. People who were on the flights will be notified separately.

Symptoms of measles often begin with fever, runny nose, coughing and red eyes, followed by a rash that spreads across the body. The rash generally appears between 10 and 21 days following exposure.

Health officials noted that there is no continuing risk of exposure from the patient at the airport.

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