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Measles case confirmed at UC Davis Medical Center



There was a confirmed case of measles at UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento County officials said. This is the last of several confirmed and suspected measles cases that have recently emerged in Northern California. In a family in Placer County, health officials are investigating three cases of measles are considered confirmed because they meet the clinical criteria for diagnosis and are related to other confirmed cases. In Butte County, two unvaccinated adults contracted the virus. These cases involved a case of measles in Shasta County. Officials said the cases were part of a measles cluster. Health officials said the infected Shasta County patient traveled to places in the Shasta, Butte and Tehama counties and possibly spread the virus. Take a look at the locations here. In Placer County, officials identified a location where others may have been exposed: Auburn Racquet and Fitness Club on 1

8 March between 19:00 and 19:00. and 9 o'clock. Anyone who was in the club after 7pm that day. and did not receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. It is strongly recommended that you call the Placer County Public Health Department at 530-889-7183 The California Department of Health has approved seven measles cases per year across the state About four days before their rash, four days after that. People who have received two measles vaccinations have less than 1% chance of contracting the disease after exposure. Symptoms start with fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. These symptoms are followed by a rash that typically occurs in the face along the hairline or behind the ears and expands to the rest of the body. Complications of measles can be diarrhea, ear infections and pneumonia. Serious complications can be deadly. Infants, pregnant women and people with a weakened immune system are at increased risk for measles complications. Officials said if you show symptoms of measles, you should call your doctor. It is strongly recommended NOT to go public, to a clinic, hospital or doctor's office. Do not go to the doctor's office before calling.

There was a confirmed case of measles at UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento County officials said Wednesday.

This is the latest in several confirmed and suspected measles cases that have recently emerged in Northern California.

Health officials are investigating three cases of measles in a family in Placer County.

The Placer County Public Health Department said in an update Wednesday that the cases are considered confirmed because they meet the clinical criteria for diagnosis and are related to other confirmed cases.

In Butte County, two unvaccinated adults contracted the virus. These cases involved a case of measles in Shasta County. Officials said the cases were part of a measles cluster.

Health officials said the infected Shasta County patient traveled to places in the Shasta, Butte and Tehama counties and possibly spread the virus. Take a look at the locations here.

In Placer County, officials identified a location where others might have been exposed: Auburn Racquet and Fitness Club on March 18, between 7:00 pm. and 9:00 am

Anyone who was in the club that day after 7:00 pm that day. and did not receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. We urge you to call the Placer County Public Health Department at 530-889-7183.

An unvaccinated child in Calaveras County contracted the measles during a stay abroad, government officials said last week.

This year, the California Department of Health has confirmed seven measles cases across the state.

FAIR INFORMATION

Measles are a highly contagious viral disease that spreads in the air when a person is sick with the illness coughing or sneezing.

Infected people are usually contagious from about four days before their rash until four days later. People who have received two measles vaccinations have less than 1% chance of getting the disease after exposure.

The symptoms begin with fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. These symptoms are followed by a rash that typically occurs in the face along the hairline or behind the ears and expands to the rest of the body.

Complications in measles can be diarrhea, ear infections and pneumonia. Serious complications can be deadly. Infants, pregnant women and immunocompromised people are at increased risk for measles complications.

Officials said if you show symptoms of measles, you should call your doctor. It is strongly recommended NOT to go public, to a clinic, hospital or doctor's office. Do not go to the doctor's office before calling.

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