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WellSpan Health responds to two confirmed cases of measles in York County

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YORK, Pa. – WellSpan Health is notifying its patients, staff and neighbors in York County of two confirmed cases of measles. 

The cases involve two individuals who may have exposed others at WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center on Aug. 26, 28 and 29, and again Sept. 9-12. The Stony Brook facility houses WellSpan Family Medicine – Stony Brook, WellSpan OB/GYN – Stony Brook, and WellSpan Lab Services – Stony Brook. Potential exposures may also have occurred at the WellSpan York Hospital Emergency, Lab and Imaging departments on Aug. 26 and 29.

Because measles is transmitted by air, the infection risk vanishes two hours after a patient leaves a building. There is no current risk of infection at any of these locations.

WellSpan York Hospital and all medical services and practices at WellSpan’s Stony Brook location continue their normal operations.

However, anyone who was inside these locations at the times list below may have been exposed.

Individuals who have been exposed at the following locations during the dates and times listed are still considered at risk and should continue to monitor for symptoms: 

  • WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center, Aug 28 from 10:45pm to 2:00pm

  • WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center, Aug 29 from 9:50am to 12:30pm

  • WellSpan York Hospital in proximity of ED, Aug 29 from 11:15am to 3:15pm

  • WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center, Sept. 9 from 9:30am to 9:00pm

  • WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center, Sept. 10 from 7:15am to 6:45pm

  • WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center, Sept. 11 from 7:15am to 1:45pm

  • WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center, Sept 12 from 9:00am to 6:00pm

If you were at any of the locations listed above during the above time periods, please call the WellSpan Health Measles Exposure Hotline at 717-812-5330 or toll free at 1-855-851-3641 as soon as possible to speak with a Registered Nurse. The hotline is currently staffed seven days a week.

Individuals who may have been exposed at the following locations during these specific dates and times are no longer at risk, based on CDC guidelines, for developing measles related to their exposure: 

  • Stony Brook Health Center, Aug 26 from 10:00am to 1:30pm

  • WellSpan York Hospital, Aug 26 at the following locations and times.
    - In the proximity of the lab from 1:30pm to 3:45pm
    - In the proximity of the Imaging Department from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
    - In the proximity of the Emergency Department from 6:15pm to 1:45am (Aug. 27)
    - In the proximity of the Imaging Department from 7:00pm to 9:30pm

If you are experiencing symptoms of measles, please contact the Pa. Department of Health’s toll-free hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH.

Individuals who have received the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination series should be safe from exposure.


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