POTENTIAL PUBLIC EXPOSURES TO INTERNATIONAL MEASLES CASE
(Santa Ana, CA) -- The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) has confirmed that a female teenager traveling internationally from New Zealand to Southern California (Orange County and Los Angeles County) from August 11 through August 15, 2019 was infectious with the measles.
Orange County residents may have been exposed to measles at the locations listed below on the following dates:
- Desert Palms Hotel, 631 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim
- Disneyland Park and California Adventure, Anaheim
The HCA has been working with the facilities listed above to reach people who had known close contact with this case. People who were in the location(s) above around the same time(s) should:
- Monitor themselves 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 health care provider immediately.
- Review their vaccination history if they have not previously had measles. People who have not had measles or the measles vaccine should talk with a health care provider about receiving Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination.
- Vaccination now will not prevent illness following exposure to this case, but will protect against infection in the future.
“Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough, and red, watery eyes,” said Dr. Nichole Quick, County Health Officer. “It spreads very easily by air and by direct contact with an infected person, and is contagious from approximately four days before the rash appears through four days after the rash appears. We encourage community members to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated.”
Residents with questions related to measles or potential exposure to this case may call the HCA Health Referral Line at 1 (800)-564-8448. This case also visited multiple locations throughout Los Angeles County while infectious. For details on those potential exposure sites, please visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/measles.
For more information about measles, visit www.cdc.gov/measles or www.ochealthinfo.com/measles.