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College student diagnosed with measles traveled through Penn Station: officials

Posted at 9:26 PM, Jan 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-30 21:26:11-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials are advising the public after an upstate New York student who took a train out of New York Penn Station was diagnosed with measles.

The state Health Department said Friday that the Bard College student took a 1:20 p.m. Amtrak train from New York City’s Penn Station to Albany and then to Niagara Falls this past Sunday.

If someone might have been exposed, develops a fever and isn’t sure of his or her immunity, he or she should call her doctor before going for care. That’s to avoid possibly exposing others.

The Dutchess County Department of Health held a measles vaccination clinic Friday at Bard.

The state has had three cases of measles this year.