Confirmed measles case reported in Meadville

From staff reports

Meadville Medical Center has reported that a confirmed case of measles was identified in a patient in the emergency department on Tuesday.

The hospital said in a a press release there is no longer any risk of infection in the emergency department, but anyone who was in the vicinity of the emergency department and the nearby entrance between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday could be at risk of possible exposure.

Symptoms of measles include fever, rash, cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes or tiny white spots inside the mouth.

Anyone experiencing these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider, the hospital said.

Individuals who have received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination should be safe from exposure, the hospital said.