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Old 02-05-2013, 07:34 AM - Thread Starter
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There has been a confirmed case of measles in an employee at a store where I regularly do my grocery shopping. According to health officials, DD and I may have been exposed, as we shopped there on January 26. DD (6 y.o.) is unvaccinated. I am not so worried about myself, as I know my parents made sure I had every vaccine possible.


What I am most concerned about is the fact that my husband is in the hospital due to a severe leg fracture, and he will probably be there for weeks. I have been at the hospital with him, as have our kids. Could we be contributing to a possible measles epidemic at the hospital? He was transferred yesterday to hospital #2, which means we could be spreading things at two different places.


Here is the article about the local outbreak. Is there anything I can/should be doing to keep everyone safe?

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:50 PM
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It looks like you posted a while ago, I'm sorry it looks like no one responded.  At this point, you are beyond the exposure/incubation period, though certainly it is important to follow the local department of health statements to understand the risks of exposure.  Let me know if you have more questions.



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