By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews


The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency has reported a second local case of measles in a individual who had exposure to the 11-month-old San Diego resident who contracted measles after a recent trip to the Philippines.


The latest patient was fully immunized.

The newly diagnosed person may have exposed the public at the following locations:

  • 85˚ Bakery Café, 3361 Rosecrans Street, on Aug. 15, 16, 17 and 18 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Min Sok Chon Korean Restaurant, 4620 Convoy Street, on Aug. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Ralph’s, 3011 Alta View Drive, on Aug. 16 from approximately 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“If you were at any of the locations at the dates and times listed, you should watch for symptoms of measles and call your health care provider if you show any signs of developing the disease,” said Dean Sidelinger, M.D., M.S.Ed., County interim deputy public health officer. “Measles is a very contagious disease that can be easily spread by coughing, sneezing or being in the same room with an infected person.”

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In addition, health officials reported the first influenza death this season in a 74-year-old man from Chula Vista.

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The individual died Aug. 15 from influenza B and had underlying medical conditions.

“Influenza deaths can occur at any time since influenza circulates throughout the year,” said Dean Sidelinger, M.D., M.S.Ed., County interim deputy public health officer. “The elderly, pregnant women and those with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of developing complications from influenza.”

So far this season, a total of 106 lab-confirmed flu cases have been reported in San Diego County, compared to 26 at the same point last year and 114 the year before that.

This season’s influenza vaccine won’t be widely available locally until late September; however, some local pharmacies and clinics have the vaccine now.