Los Angeles County health officials report investigating two LA County resident measles cases that recently traveled and became ill with measles shortly after returning to Los Angeles County, prompting the issuance of an advisory.
Public Health is also looking to identify others who are at risk for measles and may have been exposed to these individuals. 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.
Other people may have been exposed to measles since public locations were visited by a person with measles while infectious. Potential public exposure locations and times were as follows:
June 7, 2019, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, 8:00 p.m. – 11-00 p.m.
June 8, 2019, Toscana Restaurant-Brentwood, 11633 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
There is no known current risk related to measles that exists at either of these venues at this time.
Currently, there have been 10 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, in addition to eight non-resident measles cases that traveled through Los Angeles County. Of the 10 measles cases among residents, five are not linked to any of the others, and three of these cases are linked to international travel. The majority of the cases were unvaccinated. These two new cases are not linked to each other and were likely exposed to measles while traveling outside of the United States.
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