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Health & Fit Person with measles traveled to Disneyland while infectious, officials say

09:11  23 october  2019
09:11  23 october  2019 Source:   latimes.com

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On Tuesday, Disney said five Disney employees had been diagnosed with measles , three of whom have fully recovered. After Orange County health officials notified Disneyland of the measles cases on January 7, "we immediately began to communicate to our cast to raise awareness," the theme

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A Los Angeles County resident with measles went to Disneyland last week while infectious, public health officials confirmed Tuesday.

a group of people walking down the street in front of a crowd: Health experts say the current measles outbreak began at Disneyland over the year-end holidays.© Jae C. Hong / Associated Press Health experts say the current measles outbreak began at Disneyland over the year-end holidays.

On Oct. 16, the resident went to the Starbucks at 3006 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in West Los Angeles before traveling to Disneyland.

Other people might have been exposed to measles at the locations. The case is linked to a recent case in L.A. County.

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“It is likely that a person infectious with measles was at one of the theme parks on these dates,” he said . The sickness usually begins with a fever The Center for Disease Control says that the MMR vaccine is the best protection available against measles , stating that the first dose is usually given

The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and one other California theme park is but health officials now say that other people with measles were at the parks in January while infectious is infected and travels to the U.S., or an unvaccinated person in the U.S. travels abroad and brings the Measles is a highly infectious , airborne illness. It starts off with fever as high as 105 degrees

Anyone who was at the Starbucks location between 7:50 a.m. and 10 a.m., or at Disneyland between 9:15 a.m. and 8:35 p.m. is at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after being exposed, county health officials said in a statement Tuesday night.

These residents should review their vaccination and medical records to determine whether they're protected against measles.

People who have not had a measles infection previously or received the measles vaccination might not be immune and should talk with a health care provider about receiving the vaccination, which does not cause autism.

Anyone who visited the sites during the exposure time should contact and notify their healthcare provider as soon as possible about a potential exposure if they are pregnant, have a weakened immune system or are not vaccinated. Parents of infants should also contact their healthcare providers if their infants were at the sites during the exposure times.

Teen with measles visited Disneyland, and O.C. officials are warning of exposure

Teen with measles visited Disneyland, and O.C. officials are warning of exposure A teenager from New Zealand visited Los Angeles and Orange counties this month and made a trip to Disneyland while she was sick with measles, potentially infecting others, health officials warned Friday. © Getty Los Angeles County officials have not warned of measles exposure in the area. But Orange County officials say visitors may have been exposed to measles while at Disneyland or California Adventure on Aug. 12, or at the Desert Palms Hotel in Anaheim between Aug. 11 and Aug. 15. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Health officials speculate that an international visitor to Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland must have spread measles there. Measles is very infectious because it spreads through the air, so you can catch it by, say , standing in line next to someone who is infected.

California health officials have linked a measles outbreak to Disneyland visitors. Nine people with confirmed cases of measles were at Disneyland or the Many parents today have never experienced measles and don't understand its dangers, he says . One in 20 children with measles develops

The news comes about two months after a teenager from New Zealand visited Los Angeles and Orange counties and went to Disneyland in August while she was sick with measles.

In 2014, California experienced a large measles outbreak after someone with measles visited Disneyland over the holidays.

Measles immunizations are available at healthcare providers, local pharmacies or health clinics. Public health clinics offer no- or low-cost vaccinations for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.

There have been 19 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, in addition to 11 non-resident measles cases that traveled through Los Angeles County — excluding Long Beach and Pasadena, as cases identified in those cities are reported by their local health departments — according to the county health department.

The majority of cases to date were unvaccinated or did not know whether they had ever been vaccinated.

"For those who are not protected, measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that initially causes fever, cough, red, watery eyes, and, finally, a rash," said Dr. Muntu Davis, Los Angeles County health officer. "Measles is spread by air and by direct contact even before you know have it. The MMR immunization is a very effective measure to protect yourself and to prevent the unintentional spread of this potentially serious infection to others."

Times staff writer Soumya Karlamangla contributed to this report.

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