A new case of measles was confirmed in Los Angeles County Wednesday, and the county's department of public health said it is the 16th confirmed case in the county in 2019.
The latest case involved an LA County resident who traveled outside the United States and is not linked to the outbreak reported earlier in the month, the LA County Department of Public Health said in a news release.
The department listed the following potential public exposure points for the latest case:
- July 14, 2019 - Groundworks Coffee 671 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291 12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- July 14, 2019 - Frontrunners Shoe Store 11620 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- July 14, 2019 - CVS 11941 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 1:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- July 14, 2019 - American Beauty 425 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291 5:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
- July 15, 2019 - Comerica Bank 12001 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- July 15, 2019 - California Chicken 2401 Wilshire Blvd., CA Santa Monica, CA 90403 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
- July 15, 2019 - Groundworks Coffee 811 Traction Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013 3:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- July 16, 2019 - Equinox Gym 201 Santa Monica Blvd., CA Santa Monica 90401 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
There is no known current risk of measles at the aforementioned locations, the Department of Public Health said, but anyone who may have visited the locations at the days and times listed may be at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after being exposed.
If anyone visited any of the locations at the specified times, the county advises the following:
- Review your immunization and medical records to determine if you are protected against measles. People who have not had measles infection previously or received the measles immunization may not be immune and should talk with a health care provider about receiving the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization.
- Contact and notify your health care provider as soon as possible about a potential exposure if you are pregnant, an infant, have a weakened immune system and/or are unimmunized.
- Monitor yourselves for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash from 7 days to 21 days after their exposure (the time period when symptoms may develop); if symptoms develop, stay at home and call a healthcare provider immediately.
Measles is considered among the most contagious viruses in the world and about 90% of people who have never been immunized against the measles become ill in 7-21 days after exposure, according to the LA County Department of Public Health. The department says that common symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis (red eyes) and a rash which usually appears 10 to 21 days after the exposure.
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The measles virus can be transmitted from one person to another up to four days before the onset of rash, Public Health says.
For more information about measles, visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/measles or call 211.