The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Department, has confirmed that there is a case of measles in Shasta County.
The patient is currently in isolation and everyone he has come in contact with in the past eight days is being contacted
Public health officials want to let the public know that it is not compulsory for them to be immediately contact public health. However, persons who have been in the following locations and who meet the specific conditions, such as unvaccinated or symptoms, should call (530) 225-5591.
The telephone lines are open until 20:00. Saturday and 8am to 5pm Sunday
- Taco Bell at the Old Alturas Rd. In Redding on March 1
- The Raley Supermarket on Lake Boulevard in Redding on March 18 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
- The Shasta College 800 Building on March 19 from 9:30 am to noon and 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
- The Shasta College Library on March 19 from noon to 4:30 pm.
- The Raleys Supermarket on Lake Boulevard in Redding on March 19 from 11am to 12.30pm.
Symptoms include: fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis (pink eye) and then a rash that starts at the head spreads down. According to public health physicians, infected people are usually contagious about four days before the onset of their rash. This is the first confirmed case of measles in Shasta County since April 2014.