Measles Case Confirmed in Dutchess County NY, Patient Took Amtrak Train

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

A case of the measles has been confirmed in in Dutchess County, and the sick person was on an Amtrak train, the New York State Department of Health announced Friday. The laboratory-confirmed measles case was discovered at Bard College in Dutchess County, the department said. The department said the person with the disease was also on Amtrak Train No. 283 from Penn Station to Albany and Niagara Falls, which left at 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25. Anyone who is not immune to the measles or is not sure about their immunity should contact their doctors if they come down with a fever, the department said. The department advised that anyone who might have been exposed, and who has symptoms consistent with the measles, should call their health care providers or a local emergency room before going anywhere to seek care. The measure will help prevent others from being exposed at an emergency room or doctor’s office. Bard College has already notified the campus community of the measles case, and on Friday, the Dutchess County Department of Health held a vaccination clinic for students, faculty and staff, the department said. So far this year, three measles cases have been confirmed in New York state. The other two were in New York City, the department said. More