Measles has been confirmed in a Fresno County adult resident. This individual traveled out of state where infection occurred. After returning to California they developed the symptoms and may have exposed others during the visit to a local urgent care center and at the emergency room at Clovis Community Medical Center (CCMC).
Measles is a highly contagious disease and is easily contracted by breathing in air which has been shared by a person infected with measles. Symptoms of measles are: Fever (often high); cough; runny nose; red eyes; and rash (usually starting on the face and spreading down the body).
The individual visited the JF Urgent Care Center located at 5088 N. Fresno St. on April 30th from 2:00pm – 5:30pm and the emergency room at Clovis Community Medical Center on May 2nd 2018 from 10:30am – 12:00pm. JF Urgent Care Center and CCMC are taking steps to contact patients who were potentially exposed.
Exposure to measles would only have occurred on these dates and times. Fresno County residents who were in the above mentioned locations during the time frames and show any signs of measles, should stay at home, verify their immunization status, then contact their health care provider by telephone for instructions.
The best prevention measure for measles is to get vaccinated. No vaccine is 100 percent effective. However, if a person is infected with measles, the symptoms will be far less severe if the person is vaccinated.