A teenager was infected with measles when she visited Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks earlier this month, as well as various tourist destinations in the Los Angeles area, possibly exposing other visitors to the contagious disease, Orange County health officials warned Friday.
The teen girl, who traveled internationally from New Zealand, visited popular tourist locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties from Aug. 11-15.
- August 11-15, 2019 Desert Palms Hotel, 631 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim
- August 11, 2019 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Terminal 8, between 9:00p.m.–11:30p.m.
- August 12, 2019 Disneyland Park and California Adventure, Anaheim
- August 14, 2019 Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
- August 15, 2019 TCL Chinese Theatres, 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood (formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre)
- August 15, 2019 Madame Tussauds, 6933 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
- August 15, 2019 The Original Farmers Market, 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles
- August 15, 2019 Santa Monica Pier and Beach, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
- August 15, 2019 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Tom Bradley International Terminal, between 6:00p.m.–11:59p.m.
Anyone who may have visited those locations on the specified dates may be at risk of developing measles, officials said, and should monitor themselves for illness, fever or an unexplained rash from 7 to 21 days after exposure.
If any symptoms develop, the person should stay home, call their doctor immediately and review immunization records. If an infant was exposed, or if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system, you should also contact a health care provider as soon as possible.
"The measles virus can remain in an environment for several hours, so when we list public exposure sites we take that into consideration. Individuals that were in those potential sites while that person was infection could be at risk of being exposed," health officer Nichole Quick told KTLA. “Measles is very contagious, individuals who do not have immunity to measles, about 90 percent of them, will develop measles after being exposed."
A Tustin woman in her 50s was diagnosed last week with West Nile virus fever, becoming the first person to contract the virus in Orange County this year, officials said. An Imperial County man died in early July after contracting the virus.
In Los Angeles County, there have been 16 cases of measles in residents in 2019.
Anyone with questions about measles or potential exposure to this case can call the HCA Health Referral Line at 1-800-564-8448.