In a follow-up on the possible measles exposure at Hershey Medical Center reported recently, Pennsylvania state health officials alerted residents of Gap, Paradise and Ronks, Lancaster County on Tuesday, that an individual with a suspected case of measles visited local stores and offices.
“Over the weekend, we alerted residents that this patient visited the emergency department at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Dauphin County with a suspected case of measles,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said.
“The patient, a Franklin County resident, also visited locations in Lancaster county and we need to make the public aware they may have been exposed. If you have been properly immunized against measles, your risk of getting the disease is minimal; however, if you believe you might have been exposed to measles and experience symptoms, please contact your health-care provider or call our toll-free hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH.”
Exposures may have occurred at the following times and locations on August 16:
- Cornerstone Retreat, 5275 Lincoln Highway, Gap, Lancaster County, from approximately 1:30 – 4:30 PM;
- Wawa, 787 Pa Route 41, Gap, Lancaster County, from approximately 2:30 – 5:15 PM;
- Belmont Fabrics 145 Belmont Road, Paradise, Lancaster County, from approximately 3:30 – 6:00 PM
- Beiler’s Manufacturing and Supply 3025 Irishtown Road, Ronks, Lancaster County, from approximately 4:40 – 7:00 PM
The Department of Health will be holding a free measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine clinic for anyone who may have been exposed and is not vaccinated at St Paul Luther Church 1258 Newport Road, Penryn, PA, from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM today.
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