If you are living in Denver or its neighboring cities, then you might want to look after yourself a bit better. After all, there’s a measles outbreak going on!
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, a person who has been diagnosed with measles last month, may have exposed himself or herself in the cities of Denver and Boulder. Health officials say that the individual was unvaccinated and had also traveled internationally. On top of that, the individual visited many places in Denver, Aurora, and Boulder around the dates of December 21-29.
Parker Adventist Hospital ER served as a treatment center for the patient from December 21- January 1st. The patient also visited AFC Urgent Care, Denver East on December 27 prior to going to the ER.
Anyone who feels like they are getting the symptoms of measles which includes fever, runny nose, red eyes, sensitivity to the sun, and coughing, should call their doctor amd ask for help. Any individual who suspects they might be infected should not directly go to the doctor’s office because they will risk the public by exposing themselves.
The symptoms usually occur 7-14 days after being infected but the signs may lag for about 21 days. After the symptoms appear, a red rash will appear on the face of the patient and eventually spreads throughout the body. A person remains contagious 4 days after the rash disappears and 4 days before it appears.
Potential Exposure Locations for the Measles
If you have visited any of these locations, you may be at risk for being exposed to measles and should seek professional help soon.
Westerra Credit Union
14305 E. Alameda Ave. in Aurora
Visited Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
King Soopers Buckley Square
17000 E. Iliff Ave. in Aurora
Visited Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3440 S. Tower Road in Aurora
Visited Dec. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Dec. 27 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Walmart Supercenter, Pioneer Hills
5650 S. Chambers Rd. in Aurora
Visited Dec. 21 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
785 E. South Boulder Road in Louisville
Visited Dec. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m.
1590 28th St. in Boulder
Visited Dec. 22 from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
1136 Spruce St. in Boulder
Visited Dec. 22 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
1227 Spruce St. in Boulder
Visited Dec. 22 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
1314 Pearl St. in Boulder
Visited from Dec. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Flatirons Mall, specifically, T Mobile and Brookstone
1 W. Flatiron Crossing Dr. in Broomfield
Visited Dec. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
1644 E. Evans Ave. in Denver
Visited Dec. 22 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Dollar Tree Englewood Plaza
351 W. Englewood Parkway in Englewood
Visited Dec. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.
601 Englewood Parkway in Englewood
Visited Dec. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Sprouts Farmers Market
2880 S. Colorado Blvd. in Denver
Visited Dec. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.
AFC Urgent Care
760 S Colorado Blvd. in Denver
Visited Dec. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
T Mobile Blvd Center
1685 S. Colorado Blvd. in Denver
Visited Dec. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
5000 E. Dry Creek Rd. in Centennial
Visited Dec. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Parker Adventist Hospital Emergency Department
9395 Crown Crest Blvd. in Parker
Visited Dec. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Dec. 30