A measles-infected teenager traveled internationally from New Zealand to places in Southern California, including Disneyland in August, the O.C. Health Care Agency reported on Friday.
The teenager visited places in the districts of Orange and Los Angeles from 11 to 15 August. The public may have been exposed to measles at the Desert Palms Hotel at 631 W. Katella Ave. in Anaheim on these days and also in Disneyland and California Adventure Park Min Anaheim on August 12, health officials said in a press release.
Anyone who visits these places on these dates may be at risk of developing measles, officials said, and should monitor for disease, fever, or an unexplained rash 7 to 21
"Measles are a highly contagious and potentially serious disease that includes fever, rash, cough and red, watery eyes," health commissioner Nichole Quick said in a statement. "It spreads very easily through the air and through direct contact with an infected person and is contagious about four days before the onset of the rash until four days after the onset of the rash. We encourage parishioners to protect themselves and their families by getting themselves vaccinated.
A Tustin woman in her fifties was diagnosed with West Nile Virus fever last week. A man from Imperial County died in early July after he became infected with the virus.
In Los Angeles County, there were 16 cases of measles in 2019 among residents HCA Health Referral Line at 1-800-564-8448.