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Patrons The "Old Country Buffet" restaurant in County 64 in the "Big Flats" was affected by measles.

The State Department of Health has announced that an international traveler from Europe has visited several places in the state of New York and possibly suspends others of the contagious viral disease April 30, May 1 and May 2.

In Chemung County, guests visiting the Old Country Buffet between 1pm and 4pm April 30 may have been exposed to measles.

Other places of exposure were Ontario Travel Plaza in Thruway State (I-90) in Leroy, the Sheraton Niagara Falls, the Niagara Falls Emergency Department and Exit 5 on Interstate 390 in Dansville.

19659010] Humans are considered to be protected or immune to measles if they were born before 1957, received two doses of measles, mumps, rubella vaccine, had measles or have a laboratory test that confirms immunity.

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Individuals who are not immune to measles and exposed are at risk of developing measles. The risk of contracting measles is low for vaccinated or immune users.

"If you were not visiting during this time, you are not endangered, if you visit the restaurant during this time and you do not have an MMR vaccine or you are not sure, please consult your family doctor", said Dr. Peter Buzzetti, head of the Chemnation Department of Health. "If you visited this facility during this time and you do not have a family doctor, please contact the Ministry of Health."

Anyone who may have been exposed should be alert to symptoms of measles, the Ministry of Health said [19659010] Symptoms include fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis (pink eye), or runny nose.

Symptoms usually occur 10 to 12 days after exposure, but may be as early as 7 days and up to 21 days after exposure. It is recommended that you contact your doctor if you develop measles symptoms.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ministry of Health of Chemung at +1 607-737-2028

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What is measles?

  • Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that is spread through direct contact with nose or throat infections of infected people, according to the State Health Department.

  • To learn more, go to https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2170.pdf.

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