By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Department of Public Health is notifying the public of a possible measles exposure at O’Hare International Airport after a contagious 1-year-old passed through the airport. The child was there on Wednesday between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The times include the period when the child was at the location, which is believed to be 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and two hours after as the measles virus can remain in the air for up to two hours after an infectious person leaves the area.

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The child and family were returning from a visit to an international location.

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Anyone who was in terminals 3 and 5 that night and has not been vaccinated for measles is high highly encouraged to reach out to a doctor. Travelers who received standard childhood vaccines do not need to take action.

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