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May 7, 2019

LA County Public Health investigating confirmed cases of measles #malibu

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is investigating confirmed cases of measles in County residents, as well as non-resident measles cases that traveled throughout Southern California. Public Health urges residents, especially those who travel internationally and those who have not been fully protected against measles, to get the measles immunization in order to better protect their individual health and to prevent the spread of measles to others.

The following locations have been currently identified as potential measles exposures and persons who may have been on-site at the date and time listed may be at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after being exposed:

5/1/2019 - LAX Terminal 2, 7:10 AM to 9:30 AM
4/30/2019 and 5/1/2019 - LAX Employee Shuttle, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM on 4/30, and 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on 5/1
4/30/2019 - LAX Terminal 2, 7:45 PM to 11:45 PM
4/27/2019 and 4/28/2019 - Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, 115 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, All day on 4/27 through 10:00 AM on 4/28
4/27/2019 - Peet’s Coffee, 175 S Fairfax Ave (3rd & Fairfax), Unit D, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4/27/2019 - Fratelli’s Café, 7200 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4/27/2019 - TART Restaurant (located in Farmer’s Daughter Hotel), 115 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4/27/2019 - The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4/27/2019 - J.Crew and Barnes and Noble (located at The Grove), 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM
4/27/2019 - Los Angeles Farmer’s Market, 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM
4/27/2019 - Paper Source, 175 S Fairfax Ave (3rd & Fairfax), Los Angeles, CA 90048, 4:00PM - 6:00 PM
4/27/2019 - Whole Foods (Fairfax), 6350 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4/27/2019 - La Brea Tarpits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

There is no known current risk related to measles that exists at any of these venues at this time.

There are additional exposure sites in the City of Long Beach and Orange County. More information on the exposures in those jurisdictions can be found on the websites linked below.
As of May 4, there are eight measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, and six non-resident measles cases that traveled through Los Angeles County. Of the eight measles cases among residents, three are not linked to any of the others, and two of these cases are linked to international travel. The majority of the cases were unvaccinated.

“It is very important if you or someone you know has symptoms of measles or has been exposed to measles to contact your healthcare provider by phone right away before going in,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. “We will likely see additional measles cases in Los Angeles County, so if you are not already immune to measles, the best way to protect yourself and to prevent the spread of measles is to get the measles immunization, with two doses of measles immunization being about 97% effective at preventing measles.”

Individuals who have been free of symptoms for more than 21 days after exposure are no longer at risk.

Here are a few key facts:

- Measles is extremely contagious and can linger in the air for up to TWO hours.
- If you are not vaccinated and have been exposed, there is a 90% chance you will become infected.
- If you are identified as being exposed to Measles, you will be quarantined until it is clear that you are not infected or contagious.
- If infected, you may not show symptoms for up to four days, all the while you will be contagious.
- If you have not been vaccinated or you are not sure, you may want to consult your physician.

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