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Niagara Falls visitors may have been exposed to measles, state warns

State health officials have issued an advisory that some people may have been exposed to measles May 11-12 at four locations, including Niagara Falls.

A tourist from India with measles visited the locations, according to the Health Department.

People lacking immunity or who are not sure if they have been vaccinated should contact their physician if they develop measles symptoms, which include fever and rash 10 to 12 days after exposure. Measles is spread by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions.

The locations of the potential exposures are:

-- Iroquois Travel Plaza between Thruway Exit 29 and Exit 29A, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. May 11 or 12.

-- Hampton Inn, 4873 Lake Road, Brockport, 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 12.

-- Niagara Falls State Park, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12, including the Maid of the Mist.

-- Swagat Fine Indian Cuisine, 24 Buffalo Ave., 2 to 6 p.m. May 12.

The times include a two-hour period after the individual left the locations. Measles is unlikely in people born before 1957, or who received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

Niagara County is notifying health care providers regarding the exposures.

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