The youngest patient is an unvaccinated woman who has been hospitalized and placed in solitary confinement to prevent others from being exposed.
Mike Chapman, Wochit
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Health consultants say a third case of measles has been confirmed in Shasta County.
The youngest patient is an adult resident who was contagious when he went to the cinema in Cinemark Redding 14 on April 16.
"As a precaution, anyone who visits Movies 14 between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm, Tuesday, April 16, is advised to look for symptoms and notify their care provider, if any," he said The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency issued a press release on Saturday.
The officials emphasized that there is no danger in the theater now.  "It is important to note that the theater is now safe and the public should not be concerned about the exposure at present," the agency said.
Terri Fields Hosler, Public Health Director of the Shasta District, left; and the Commissioner for Public Health. On April 11, 2019, involving a second person treated for measles in the county. (Photo: Mike Chapman / Record Searchlight)
This third case was verified on Friday and the individual is in isolation at a local hospital to prevent the spread of the disease.
According to the authorities, the latest case is related to the hospital Second measles case in the county identified on April 11.
"The two cases are interconnected," said Health and Human Services Agency spokeswoman Kerri Schuette.
The first case in the county was a woman who was treated in Shasta County in March. This year was the last known case of measles in Shasta County in 2014.
Since Friday, there have been 10 confirmed cases in Butte County, a confirmed case from Tehama County, and three confirmed cases in Placer County's Butte County Public Health Department.
Schuette said it was important for residents to look for symptoms and talk to their doctor if they thought they were going down with the measles.
It is also the pollen season, therefore, allergic measles can ward off symptoms because they can be comparable.
"We just want to make people aware that allergy symptoms can be similar to those of measles," said Schuette.
Typically, measles begin with symptoms such as fever, cough, runny nose and red or pink eyes, district health officials say. The red rash develops a few days later, usually on the face near the hairline, before spreading to the neck, torso, arms and legs.
"When a rash develops, a person has been infectious for four days already," says the doctor's Public Health Department.
Mike Chapman is a journalist for Record Recordlight in Redding, California. His newspaper career spans Yreka and Eureka in Northern California and Bellingham, Washington. Follow him on Twitter @ mikechapman_RS . Subscribe now!
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