LIVERMORE, Calif. (KTVU) – A second case of measles was confirmed by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department on Friday, bringing the total cases of measles in the Bay Area to three.
It comes on the heels of public health officials in Alameda County warning the public of a possible measles exposure at Sauced BBQ and Spirits in downtown Livermore. Health officials said they were at the restaurant on March 23 between the hours of 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
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Officials are urging anyone who has not vaccinated, and may have been at the restaurant during those hours, to call their doctor immediately. The warning also applies to pregnant women, children who are too young to be vaccinated, and people with weakened immune systems. In some cases, people may need to seek preventative treatment within 6 days of exposure.
Said BBQ and Spirits said they have followed all guidelines from the Alameda County Public Health Department and there is currently no risk at the restaurant.
A spokesman for the Alameda county public health department said they had their office released by the California Department of Public Health. The person with measles does not live in Alameda County and what is diagnosed with measles in their home county.
As for the second case of measles in Santa Clara County, KTVU reporter Jesse Gary confirmed it is separate from the case at Livermore and separate from the first Santa Clara County measles where a tourist visited nearly 2 dozen locations in the South Bay from March 16 to March 22.