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New measles case confirmed in Seattle nurse

July 16, 2019

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials say a new case of measles has been confirmed in a Seattle nurse.

KOMO-TV reported Monday that Seattle Children’s Hospital officials say the nurse contracted the disease from a patient who was being treated for measles at the facility.

The hospital says the patient was in appropriate isolation and the nurse was wearing personal protective equipment while caring for the patient.

The nurse might have exposed people to the disease while she was working July 8-11.

The hospital says it is working to notify staff, patients and families who might have come into contact.

The measles case marks the 10th in King County since May.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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