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Health officials with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) in southern California announced Thursday they confirmed nine cases of measles within the County as of February 18, 2015. These cases are either initial exposures or linked as secondary cases in conjunction with the recent outbreak associated with California Disneyland theme parks.

 San Bernardino County/ David Benbennick


San Bernardino County/ David Benbennick

Officials name at least eight public places San Bernardino County residents may have been exposed to measles since one of the confirmed cases visited public places while infectious. These include: Target, 27320 West Lugonia Avenue Redlands, CA 92374 on Sunday, February 8, 2015 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM and Friday, February 13, 2015 11:30AM – 1:30PM; Sushi Mac, 7243 Boulder Avenue Highland, CA 92346 on Sunday, February 8, 2015 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM; Walmart, 4210 E. Highland Avenue Highland, CA 92346 on Sunday, February 8, 2015 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM; Loma Linda University Medical Center, 7223 Church Street Suite C-1 Highland, CA 92346 on Monday, February 9, 2015 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM and Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM; Loma Linda University Medical Center- Lab, 11370 Anderson Street Loma Linda, CA 92354 on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM and Thursday, February 12, 2015 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM; Dollar Tree, 25670 Redlands Blvd. Redlands, CA 92354 on Thursday, February 12, 2015 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM and Friday, February 13, 2015 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Parliament Chocolate, 16 East Redlands Blvd. Redlands, CA 92373 on Friday, February 13, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and Trader Joe’s, 552 Orange Street Redlands, CA 92374 on Friday, February 13, 2015 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

In fact, as of Friday, Feb. 20, the California Department of Public Health puts the measles case count in San Bernardino County at 10 since Dec. 2014. Statewide, there have been 123 confirmed measles cases reported in California residents with 18 percent of them requiring hospitalization for their illness. Orange County has seen the most cases at 35 to date.

The Department of Public Health has been working with the places listed above to contact people who may have been exposed to these cases. As a precaution, people who were in the locations above, around the same time as the individual with measles should:

  • Monitor themselves for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash from 7 days to 21 days after their exposure (the time period when symptoms may develop); if symptoms develop, stay at home and call a health care provider immediately or the DPH at 1-800-722-4794.
  • Do not visit a health care provider without first notifying them of your potential exposure.

 

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