Public health officials on Monday declared a measles outbreak in Los Angeles County after confirming at least five cases among the residents, as well as the first cases of the disease's transmission within the district this year.
The five confirmed cases are not related to previously reported incidents involving county infection, mainly at Los Angeles International Airport, and do not include cases that may have been identified in Long Beach or Pasadena, said the LA County Department of Public Health in a press release with.
Four of the local patients are linked to each other after international travel, and the fifth person also contracted the disease after leaving the country, officials said.
Most patients were unvaccinated, authorities said. [1
• LAX: One patient arrived at the Tom Bradley International Terminal Gate 218 on April 1 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
• UCLA: Franz Hall on the 2nd April 4 and 9 and Boelter Hall on April 2 and 9 from 10:00 to 18:00
. • CSU Los Angeles: Main Library on April 11 from 11am to 3pm
• La Cañada Flintridge: El Pollo Loco circa 1939 Verdugo Blvd. April 11 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
• Glendale: El Sauz Tacos on San Fernando Road 4432 on 13th April at 13:30. until 4 pm
At present, measles risk is not known at any of the above locations, but anyone who was present during this period could be at risk for developing an infection.
Until last Thursday, 23 measles cases had been confirmed in California this year, according to the US Department of Health. This number does not include the new cases confirmed in LA County.
626 cases have been confirmed nationwide since January 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The agency says that this is the second highest The number of cases in the US since the eradication of measles in the US in 2000 is the number of cases reported throughout 2014. The number of cases reported throughout 2014 is still to be exceeded.
Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes. A rash usually appears 10 to 21 days after exposure, according to public health officials.
If you have not developed symptoms 21 days after potential exposure, you are no longer considered at risk of developing measles.
can infect others before they know they are infected and up to four days before a rash develops. According to the authorities, about 90 percent of unvaccinated people get sick 7 to 21 days after exposure.
Public health officials urge anyone who has not been fully vaccinated against measles to be completely vaccinated with two doses of vaccine.
For More Information For information on the Infection and Immunization Directives, call 211 or visit the district's public health website.