New measles case confirmed in Seattle nurse

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Other people may have been exposed

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This undated image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Feb. 4, 2015 shows an electron microscope image of a measles virus particle, center. Measles is considered one of the most infectious diseases known. The virus is spread through the air when someone infected coughs or sneezes. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease […]

SEATTLE (AP) – Health officials say a new case of measles has been confirmed in a Seattle nurse.

KOMO-TV reported Monday that Seattle Children’s Hospital officials say the nurse contracted the disease from a patient who was being treated for measles at the facility.

The hospital says the patient was in appropriate isolation and the nurse was wearing personal protective equipment while caring for the patient.

The nurse might have exposed people to the disease while she was working July 8-11.

The hospital says it is working to notify staff, patients and families who might have come into contact.

The measles case marks the 10th in King County since May.

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