New California measles cases involve travelers

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"The MMR [measles, mumps, and rubella] vaccine is a simple, inexpensive, and very effective measure to prevent the spread of this serious virus", Quick added.

The case is unrelated to others that recently prompted the quarantine of hundreds of students and staff members at UCLA and Cal State Los Angeles. The new case is not related to earlier cases the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a new release.

Nearly all cases of measles in the United States begin with people who traveled to countries where the disease is prevalent: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued travel notices for Israel, Ukraine, Japan, Brazil, and the Philippines.

Officials said they have worked with all three facilities to contact people who might have been exposed, especially those with a higher risk of severe outcomes such as infants, pregnant women and anyone with a compromised immune system.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Tom Bradley International Terminal, on April 23, 2019 between 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Any patron of the AMC Dine-In Fullerton 20 theater who saw Endgame at one of the late opening-night screenings (between between 11 p.m. on April 25 and 4 a.m. on April 26) are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms through May 16.

Travelers taking domestic trips should follow the general Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination recommendations.

Anybody who visited any of those locations during those time periods should call their health provider and confirm their immunization records. Individuals on the flight have been separately contacted.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that is spread through person-to-person contact and through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. In situations where all persons who have been exposed can be identified, Public Health works with organizations, case contacts, and family members to directly notify everyone involved.

The measles case is the first confirmed in Orange County in 2019. Public Health communicates with health care providers, health plans, local governments, schools, and elected officials to provide updates on the measles outbreak and actions they can take to help prevent the spread of measles and support the countywide response.

Measles is one of the most contagious viruses globally, according to the release.

Measles symptoms include runny nose, fever and a red-spotted rash. About 90% of people who have never been immunized against measles become ill 7-21 days after exposure. Public Health clinics offer no or low-priced immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.

Measles has made something of a comeback across the United States this year as more Americans travel to countries where the disease is more prevalent and people refuse to get vaccinated.

More information about the measles can be found by going to the website publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/measles or dialing 211.

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