Health alert network: Possible COVID-19 case on recent flight into Medford

Health alert network: Possible COVID-19 case on recent flight into Medford

Klamath County Public Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Valeree Lane, vlane@klamathcounty.org, 541.882.8846

March 25, 2020

Possible COVID-19 case on recent flight into Medford

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials are working with their counterparts at Jackson County Public Health to inform the public that an individual who is a possible positive COVID-19 case arrived in Medford Wednesday, March 18, via Delta Flight No. 4124.

The flight was from Seattle to Medford. When it comes to airline flights, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is responsible for investigating communicable disease exposures, as many people on airline flights reside in other counties, states and even countries. They will work with the state and local public health entities on the investigations.

At this time, KCPH does not have a list of who would be a close contact on this flight from the OHA. Even though the overall risk for most individuals on this flight is low, out of an abundance of caution, KCPH is advising people from the March 18 Delta Flight No. 4124, who flew from Seattle to Medford to quarantine at home for 14 days. If you become symptomatic (fever, cough, or difficulty breathing), please contact your health care provider.

For more information:

OHA Emerging Respiratory Disease page: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus  

CDC COVID-19 page: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

Jackson County Health and Human Services: http://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19  

Klamath County Public Health: www.publichealth.klamathcounty.org/coronavirus

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