(Santa Ana, CA)
– The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) has confirmed the second case of measles in 2019, an infant under the age of 1 who is too young to have been vaccinated and is currently hospitalized. This case has no history of international travel. The infant was seen at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) emergency department while infectious. Orange County residents may have been exposed to measles at this location on the following dates and times:
- CHOC Emergency Department
- 4/28/19 from 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
- 4/30/19 from 9:30 p.m. through 5/1/19 at 12:15 a.m.
- 5/2/19 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Additionally, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed a case of the measles in a Long Beach, California resident who is a vaccinated student of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and does not have a history of international travel. This case visited multiple locations throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties while infectious and is recovering at home. Orange County residents may have been exposed to measles at these locations on the following dates and times:
- The Pickled Monk, Fullerton, 5/3/19 from 1:45 – 3:30 p.m.
- Brick Basement Antiques, Fullerton, 5/3/19 from 2:40 – 4 p.m.
- Buffalo Exchange, Fullerton, 5/3/19 from 3 – 4:15 p.m.
- 8Eightyeight Cigar, Fullerton on 5/3/10 from 3:15 – 5 p.m.
- UCI Humanities, Instructional Building 100, 4/29/19 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m..
- UCI Murray Krieger Hall, Classic Department, 4th Floor, 4/29/19 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- UCI Humanities Hall 112, 4/30/19 from 2 – 5 p.m.
- UCI Student Health Center, 5/2/19 from 1 – 3 p.m
Long Beach exposures related to this case can be found at www.longbeach.gov/measles
. Los Angeles County exposures related to this case can be found at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov
. Residents with questions related to measles or potential exposure to these cases may visit www.ochealthinfo.com/measles
or call the HCA Health Referral Line at 1 (800)-564-8448.
The HCA has been working with the facilities listed above to contact people who may have been exposed to these cases and who are at increased risk of severe outcomes, such as infants, pregnant women, and those with compromised immune systems.
People who were in the location(s) above around the same time(s) should:
- 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.
- 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.
“Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough, and red, watery eyes,” said Dr. Nichole Quick, Interim 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 expect to see additional cases here in Orange County, and encourage community members to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated.”