Baby with measles may have exposed many in Denver metro area to the virus

People have been warned of possible measles exposure after a baby diagnosed with the virus visited seven different places in the south Denver metro area.

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People have been warned of possible measles exposure after a baby diagnosed with the virus visited seven different places in the south Denver metro area, according to the Tri-County Health Department.

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that is passed through coughing and sneezing. The baby was diagnosed with measles after making rounds to several establishments in Littleton, Highlands, Lonetree and Denver from July 8 through July 15. Health department officials believe everyone at risk of infection has been warned of possible exposure.

“This notice to the public is out of an abundance of caution, and any remaining risk is extremely low,” executive director of the Tri-County Health Department Dr. John Douglas, Jr. said in a press release.

The baby visited these businesses, according to Tri-County:

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Highlands Ranch – East – 9362 S. Colorado Blvd. #D-08, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 – July 8, 3:30 p.m.-6:40 p.m. and July 11, 3:30 p.m.-6:40 p.m.

King Soopers – 9551 S. University Blvd, Littleton, CO 80126 – July 11, 4:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Panda Express – 9563 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126– July 11, 5:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Southeast Denver Pediatrics – 11960 Lioness Way #200, Parker, CO 80134– July 12, 9:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; July 13, 9:50 a.m.-12:35 p.m.; and July 14, 11:35 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Target: 10001 Commons St., Lone Tree – July 12, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Sky Ridge Pediatric Emergency Department (Evergreen Building):10107 Ridge Gate Pkwy, Lone Tree—July 14, 12:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m.

Pediatric Unit at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian St. Luke’s: 2001 High Street, Denver—July 14, 8:30 p.m. to July 15, 3:30 a.m.

Call Tri-County Health Department at (303) 220-9200, the COHELP InfoLine at (303) 389-1687 or (877) 462-2911, or visit the health department’s website for more information.