By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews


An additional confirmed measles case has been reported in a resident of Los Angeles County, according to health officials.

To date, health officials have not identified any public exposure locations associated with this case.

There have been eleven measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, in addition to eight non-resident measles cases that traveled through Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports.

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“For those who are not protected, measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that initially causes fever, cough, red, watery eyes, and, finally, a rash,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. “Measles gets spread, by air and by direct contact, even before you know you have it. The MMR immunization is a very effective measure to protect yourself and to prevent the unintentional spread of this potentially serious infection to others.”