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Southwest Airlines passengers possibly exposed to measles in Texas

Posted: 8:18 AM, Sep 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-08 10:33:49Z

DALLAS, Texas — Some Southwest Airlines passengers were possibly exposed to measles in August. 

According to KRTK , the airline contacted travelers who shared a flight with a passenger who was later diagnosed with measles. 

The Southwest flights impacted by this incident are: 

Flight #5: Service between Dallas (Love Field) and Houston on August 21.

Flight #9: Service between Houston and Harlingen on August 21.

Flight #665: Service between Harlingen and Houston on August 22. 

Flight #44: Service between Houston and Dallas (Love Field) on August 22. 

The health department told KTRK , the patient is from north Texas and did not visit any airport restaurants or leave the airport on days of travel. The individual stayed in a waiting area in the airport. 

The Mayo Clinic lists the following as measles symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • Tiny white spots with bluish-white centers on a red background found inside the mouth on the inner lining of the cheek — also called Koplik's spots
  • A skin rash made up of large, flat blotches that often flow into one another

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