Just a heads-up in case you or people you know visited certain Southern Calfornia destinations a couple of weeks ago. A tourist from New Zealand reportedly had measles and possibly exposed thousands to the virus.
- August 11, evening:
- LAX Terminal 8 (United)
- Desert Palms Hotel in Anaheim
- August 12:
- Disney California Adventure
- August 14-15:
- Universal Studios Hollywood
- TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Mann’s Chinese Theatre)
- Madame Tussauds
- Santa Monica Pier and beach
- August 15 (evening)
- LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
Science Alert writes, “The CDC reported 1,203 individuals cases of measles in 30 states through Aug. 15, which was an increase of 21 cases from the previous week. This is the largest measles outbreak in the United States since 1992, and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.”
SA adds that Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Jeffrey Gunzenhauser said although no one has reported contracting measles yet, it’s possible symptoms haven’t yet reared their head.
“If we do have cases here in LA county as a result of this, I would expect that we would see them at the end of (this) week or (this) weekend,” Gunzenhauser.
People who suspect they may have measles are encouraged to immediately contact a doctor.
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