Health warning: Baby with measles traveled through Portland airport

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A baby who hadn't been vaccinated and traveled through the Portland International Airport has been diagnosed with measles, health officials said Monday.

The baby was at the airport the evening of March 24 and had recently visited overseas.

Since most people have been vaccinated against measles, the risk to the public is low, Multnomah County health officials said.

Still, the illness is highly contagious and can potentially be serious. It is spread through the air after a person with measles coughs or sneezes.

Health officials are warning anyone who was at the airport on March 24 from 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. to watch for symptoms between now and April 14.

They're also working directly with the baby's primary care clinic to ensure patients are notified of the measles case and receive follow-up care if they haven't been vaccinated.