Measles case: There has been a patient of our practice who is now hospitalized at Inova Fairfax Hospital who has been confirmed to have measles. This young child had received one dose of the measles vaccine in the past, and was too young to receive the booster dose yet, which is generally given at 4-5 years. About 95% of people make good immunity with one dose, and almost 100% after 2 doses. This child was in our office on 10/1 from 2-3pm, with one day of fever, no rash. Over the next few days, fever persisted, and rash developed, which led us to do more investigation, which ultimately led to the diagnosis. Any patients visiting us during that time, and for up to two hours afterwards could potentially have been exposed. The Fairfax County Health Department has been notified, and will be reaching out to patients directly. If you have concerns, please contact the Health Department. Measles presents with fever, upper respiratory symptoms, and then a characteristic rash. If there is concern for measles, it is better to go to the Emergency Department, where special ventilated rooms exist, but definitely call ahead, don't just go straight in. If you call us, we can call ahead to let the ED know as well.
Fairfax County Health Department (703)246-3511
Enteroviruses are common viruses that circulate usually in the summer. Below is a link for the American Academy Pediatrics with more detailed info: AAPNEWS
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