SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials in Washington state are warning residents about a Canadian who traveled to the Seattle area and has been diagnosed with measles.
King County health officials say the Canadian from British Columbia traveled to the Seattle area in late April and has since recovered from his illness.
Before arriving in King County, he spent time in Japan and New York City, where there are currently measles outbreaks. Officials say this case isn’t connected to a recently ended outbreak in Washington’s Clark County.
While the man was infected, he visited several Seattle locations, including popular tourist attractions and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Officials warn that anyone who doesn’t have immunity through vaccination or a previous infection is at risk.
Measles is a highly contagious disease.