Warning of possible measles exposure in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Health

(WPRI/CNN) — The Rhode Island Department of Health is issuing a warning that some people may have been exposed to measles.

A patient who was treated at Rhode Island Hospital, Roger Williams Medical Center, and a CVS Minute Clinic in North Attleboro may have the disease.

James Palmer, with the health department, says measles is very contagious.

“It’s spread through the air, through coughing, sneezing — even talking,” Palmer said.

Officials have not yet confirmed that the patient has measles but the symptoms match the disease.

Anyone who feels they may have been concerned should contact their doctor.

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