Officials at the Denver International Airport warn travelers and employees of a possible measles outbreak. The Department of Public Health and Environment warned the public that a female with measles arrived at the airport at Gate C39 at 9 p.m. on February 22, 2010 and may have exposed travelers at Concourse C to the viral contagious disease.
Anyone who was working or traveling through the airport must monitor for symptoms of measles - including fever, sneezing, coughing, runny nose, and watery eyes which also causes a red rash - and seek medical treatment. Measles can remain in the air for up to three hours and typically develops seven to eighteen days following exposure. People within the U.S. born after the year 1957 or who have had the measles are considered immune to the illness.