Health Department warns of public exposure to measles

SEATTLE -- State health officials say a woman with measles had a busy week in very public places last week, and they say those who haven't been vaccinated may be at risk.

A Whatcom County woman in her 20s became contagious with measles on March 26, and Washington Department of Health officials say she may have exposed countless thousands of people to the virus over the next several days.

The woman worked at the Lynden Dutch Bakery while contagious, and she also attended a Kings of Leon concert at Key Arena on March 28. She stayed at the Best Western Loyal Inn and ate at the Wasabi Bistro, according to Health Department officials.

The next day, she was at Beth's Caf, Aurora Suzuki, Starbucks at First and Pike, and the Pike Place Market. On those same dates she visited several locations in Pierce County, including Celebrity Cake Studio, LeMay Car Museum, Harmon Brewing Company, and some department stores.

"Anyone who was in those locations at the listed times should find out if they have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously," the Health Department said in a Wednesday news release.

A full list of the places the woman visited is available here.