A measles patient visited Disneyland last week when he was contagious, and could have expelled others from the disease, said the Los Angeles Department of Health at Tuesday.
The patient was in the theme park between 9:15 and 20:35 on October 16, and in front of a Los Angeles Starbucks café on the 3006 S. Sepulveda Blvd. October 16, between 7:50 and 10:00
Visiting Disneyland or the café during these periods could be at risk of getting measles up to 21 days after exposure.
Who believes Maybe they were exposed. They should check their vaccination reports, contact their doctor as soon as possible, and be alert for symptoms such as fever and unexplained rash.
Persons experiencing symptoms should stay at home and call their doctor immediately
The disease is considered to be one of the most contagious viruses in the world. About 90% of people who have never been vaccinated suffer from the symptoms seven to 21 days after exposure, according to the authorities.
"The measles virus may remain in an environment for several hours. People who were in these potential places when this person was infected could be at risk, "said health officer Nichole Quick to KTLA. and another 11 cases among non-residents who have traveled through the county, health officials said.
The majority of these cases were found among patients who were not vaccinated or did not know if they had ever been vaccinated, according to the health department.
"For those who are not protected, measles is a highly contagious and potentially serious disease that causes fever, cough, red, watery eyes, and eventually rashes," said Los Angeles County Health Commissioner Muntu Davis. "Measles spread in the air and through direct contact, even before you know it. MMR vaccine is a very effective way to protect yourself and prevent the unintended spread of this potentially serious infection to others. Health authorities said additional sites and periods in which people could have been exposed to measles related to this patient.