According to multiple media reports including Newsweek and USA Today, passengers traveling to three US airports may have been exposed to measles.

Public health officials say passengers later confirmed to have measles traveled through Detroit International Airport (DTW) on March 6 and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Memphis International Airport (MEM) on March 12.


A boy with measles arrived from Brussels at Terminal B of Newark Liberty International Airport on March 12 before departing for Memphis International Airport in Terminal C. The child was in the airport between the hours of 12:45 pm and 9 pm.


A second, separate case of measles was confirmed in Washtenaw County by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). That individual returned to Detroit Metropolitan Airport from travel abroad on March 6, said a media release, and was found to be contagious with measles when they reached Michigan.

Health officials urged anyone in customs or baggage claim in the airport’s North Terminal between 2 pm and 5 pm that day to seek medical attention if they develop symptoms of the disease.

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