Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Were Southwest customers exposed to measles?

Measles is one of those childhood diseases that has largely been controlled in this country with vaccination. But it can be a serious, potentially life-threatening illness. I didn't pay adequate attention to this story a week ago, and now have found a good explainer about what happened on the examiner.com Web site. Here are the basics: A woman with measles flew from the UK to Washington Dulles, then transferred to BWI and took a Southwest flight to Denver and then Albuquerque. The plane went on to San Diego. The highly contagious natiure of measles means she may have exposed a large number of people to the disease on her journeys. Read more about it here ....

Were Southwest customers exposed to measles?

Measles is one of those childhood diseases that has largely been controlled in this country with vaccination. But it can be a serious, potentially life-threatening illness. I didn't pay adequate attention to this story a week ago, and now have found a good explainer about what happened on the examiner.com Web site. Here are the basics: A woman with measles flew from the UK to Washington Dulles, then transferred to BWI and took a Southwest flight to Denver and then Albuquerque. The plane went on to San Diego. The highly contagious natiure of measles means she may have exposed a large number of people to the disease on her journeys. Read more about it here ....

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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