Measles Case Reported in Dutchess County
The New York State Department of Health was informed Friday of a confirmed case of measles in Dutchess County.
The case was confirmed at Bard College in Dutchess County, and the person with the disease was on Amtrak train #120 on Sunday Jan.25 from Penn Station traveling to Albany, according to a press release from the health department.
Health officials are urging anybody who was on that train and who is not immune to the disease to contact their doctor if they develop a fever. They are also advising that anybody who may have been exposed and is experiencing symptoms to contact a doctor or emergency room prior to arrival as measles is very contagious.
It has not been released whether the person is a student or a faculty member at the college, Capital New York reports. Bard did notify their campus community about the the measles case and the health department held a clinic for anybody who hasn't been vaccinated against the disease, according to the report.
So far this year there have been cases of measles in New York including the one in Dutchess County; the other two cases were in NYC.