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Public warned of possible measles exposure in Hershey, York

  • By The Associated Press and WITF Staff Report

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(Harrisburg) — State health authorities are warning the public about possible measles exposure at a number of Pennsylvania locations over the past week.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health says people may have been exposed to measles between Aug. 22 and Aug. 29 in York County and Hershey.

Health officials say a patient in WellSpan York Hospital has a confirmed case of measles, which can be highly contagious.

The hospital is notifying patients, staff and visitors who were in either the hospital or WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center.

Officials say the risk of getting measles is minimal for anyone properly immunized against the disease.

According to the Department of Health, the locations and times when residents may have been exposed include:

  • Fuddruckers, 2300 E Market St., York, PA, on Aug. 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM;
  • Hershey Theater, 15 E Caracas Ave., Hershey, PA, on Aug. 23 from 7:30 PM to 1:00 AM;
  • WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center, 4222 E. Market St., Lincoln Hwy. York, PA, on Aug. 26 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM;
  • WellSpan York Hospital, 1001 S George St., York, PA, on Aug. 26, in the proximity of the Lab from 1:30 to 3:45 PM; in the proximity of the Imaging Department from 1:30 to 6:30 PM; in the proximity of the Emergency Department from 6:15 to 1:45 AM; in the proximity of the Imaging Department from 7:00 to 9:30 PM; WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center, 4222 E. Market St., Lincoln Hwy. York, PA, on Aug. 28 from 10:45 AM to 2:00 PM; WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center, 4222 E. Market St., Lincoln Hwy. York, PA, on Aug. 29 from 9:50 AM to 12:30 PM; and WellSpan York Hospital, 1001 S George St., York, PA, on Aug. 29 in the proximity of the emergency room at 11:15 AM to 3:15 PM.

People who think they may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms are encouraged to call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH.

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