Berkeley Public Health has confirmed that a Berkeley resident has measles. While the adult is no longer contagious, those who are not immune and who visited the Berkeley Bowl on 2020 Oregon Street on Tuesday May 7 from 3pm to 5pm are at greater risk of developing measles.
Anyone who visited the supermarket during this time should look for the first stage of symptoms: runny nose, red eyes, cough and fever. Symptoms start to emerge 7 to 21 days after exposure.
The next stage of measles symptoms involves a rash that typically appears on the face and spreads down the body.
Measles is highly preventable – the recommended two doses of vaccine provides immunity to 97% of people. Even a single dose protects 93% of those vaccinated.
As of May 15, 45 confirmed measles cases, including 30 outbreak-associated cases (1 completed outbreak, 3 cases; 3 ongoing outbreaks, 27 cases), have been reported in California.
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