La Mesa Clinic Closes When 5 People Arrive With Possible Measles

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Several cases of measles prompted health officials to temporarily close Sharp Health Care Rees-Stealy Urgent Care in San Diego on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (Credit: KSWB)

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A medical clinic in suburban La Mesa was immediately closed Wednesday when five people arrived with symptoms of measles, a clinic spokeswoman said.

The Sharp Rees-Stealy urgent-care clinic adjacent to Sharp Grossmont Hospital closed when the five arrived with rashes. The five were immediately isolated and seen by a physician.

San Diego County health officials said they were investigating whether the cases were linked to the outbreak traced to people who visited Disneyland late last year.

The number of confirmed measles cases related to the Disneyland outbreak continued to climb Wednesday. Six new cases were disclosed, including one in San Diego County and five more in Los Angeles County, including one case in Long Beach.

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