Two tourists with measles who visited a Brentwood restaurant and a Westwood theater earlier this month could have exposed others to the contagious illness, Los Angeles County well-being officers warned this weekend.
Both patients traveled overseas and have become sick shortly after returning to Los Angeles, public health officers stated. Though both patients had been probably exposed to the illness in countries where the illness is more prevalent, the two cases are not linked, they stated.
Ten residents of Los Angeles County have contracted measles this year, nine of whom have been adults, based on state health officials. Eight guests to the area have additionally had measles. Nearly all of the patients had not been vaccinated against the illness.
Guests to the restaurant or the theater throughout the occasion recognized ought to overview their vaccination history and thoroughly monitor themselves for measles signs, public health officials mentioned.
Signs are fever, a cough, a runny nose, crimson eyes, and a rash that sometimes lasts between 10 and 21 days. Individuals with measles turn out to be infectious four days before signs show.
Public health officers urged pregnant women, people with infants, patients with weakened immune systems and anybody who has not been vaccinated against the illness to contact their doctors instantly in the event that they had been at the location in the course of the instances recognized.
Anybody who believes they’ve contracted measles should contact their public health official by telephone so measures can be taken to stop the spread of the illness to anybody else within the room, officers mentioned.
Measles, propagated by sneezing and coughing, is without doubt one of the most contagious ailments on this planet. The virus can linger within the air and infect different people for as much as two hours after a sick individual has left a room.