Measles spreads to Dutchess County, NY

Measles spreads to Dutchess County, NY

A case of the measles has been confirmed in in Dutchess County, and the sick person was on an Amtrak train, the New York State Department of Health announced Friday.

The laboratory-confirmed measles case was discovered at Bard College in Dutchess County, the department said. The department said the person with the disease was also on Amtrak Train No. 283 from Penn Station to Albany and Niagara Falls, which left at 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25.

Anyone who is not immune to the measles or is not sure about their immunity should contact their doctors if they come down with a fever, the department said. …

So far this year, three measles cases have been confirmed in New York state. The other two were in New York City, the department said. …

Measles is usually considered a childhood disease, but can appear at any age. People are considered immune if they have received two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine or if they were born before Jan. 1, 1957, or if they have a history of laboratory-confirmed measles or a blood test confirming immunity.

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