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Health officials warn of measles exposure at Texas airport

May 23, 2019

DALLAS (AP) — Health officials in Texas say a person who passed through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has tested positive for measles and are warning other travelers to make sure they’re immunized.

Tarrant County health officials said in a statement Thursday that the person was at the airport May 15 and used the Skylink tram later in the day while traveling from terminals D to A.

Measles is highly contagious and is transmitted to others by airborne droplets when an infected person exhales or coughs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in April that the number of U.S. measles cases through the first three months of this year has surpassed the count for all of 2018.

This year’s numbers have been driven by outbreaks in several states, including Texas.

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