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Health Dept. confirms measles case in Capital Region

The New York State DOH says a measles case has been confirmed in a student at RPI, and exposures of members to the public may have occurred.

Anyone who was a patient or accompanied a patient to either of the following hospital emergency departments at the times listed and is not immune to measles (see criteria below), or is in a high risk group that includes those who are pregnant, immunocompromised, or under 12 months of age may be a candidate to receive preventive treatment:

Samaritan Hospital Emergency Dept., Troy, NY (Renssleaer County), May 12, 2011 form 5pm to 11pm and May 13, 2011 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.

Albany Medical Center Hospital Emergency Department, Albany, NY (Albany County), May 13, 2011, 8:40PM until May 14 6:00AM.

Contact the hospital or the county health department immediately to determine if you should get treatment.  Preventive treatment must be given iwthin 6 days of exposure.

Samaritan Hospital: 518-271-3708 (before 4pm); 518-271-3424 (after 4pm)

Albany Medical Center Hospital: 518-262-8888

Rensselaer Co. Health Department: 518-270-2655

Albany Co. Health Department: 518-447-4640


In addition, local residents could have been exposed to measles if they visited the following locations on the dates and times listed below:

RPI Campus, Troy, NY from May 8-May 16

Uncle Sam's Health Food Store, Route 9, Latham NY (Albany County) on May 12th between noon and 4pm.

Rite Aid Pharmacy, Burdett Avenue, Troy, NY on May 12th, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm.

Anyone who was at these locations during these times should contact the local health department where they reside to determine if they are a candidate to receive preventive treatment.


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