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A possible measles case temporarily shut down a portion of a Rochester Regional Health location in Irondequoit Wednesday morning.

Around 11:30 a.m., an adult patient entered Riedman Health Center, located at 100 Kings Highway, with symptoms consistent with measles, said Veronica Chiesi Brown, RRH spokeswoman.

“That person was immediately quarantined and tested,” Chiesi Brown said. “We still don’t know at this point if it measles. It is not confirmed yet.”

Boxes of single-dose vials of the measles-mumps-rubella virus vaccine live, or MMR vaccine and ProQuad vaccine are kept frozen inside a freezer at the practice of Dr. Charles Goodman in Northridge, California, on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (Photo: DAMIAN DOVARGANES/AP)

The waiting room occupied by the patient has been given a deep clean but remained closed off for several hours, Chiesi Brown said. By 3 p.m. the facility had reopened the closed portion.

Roch Regional Health informed me they have closed down a portion of the Reidman Health Center in Irondequoit, where the patient suspected of being infected w/ measles was treated. The rest of the center remains open. RRH hopes to have whole facility back open this afternoon.

– Dave Seeley (@daveseeley430)
May 15, 2019

Chiesi Brown said the incident should stress the importance of vaccinations to the Rochester community, and she said she encourages people make sure they know when they were last vaccinated and to keep those shots up to date.

GSILVAROLE@Gannett.com

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Possible measles case temporarily shuts down Irondequoit Rochester Regional Health location

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