A Disneyland visitor might have exposed others to measles earlier this month at the Anaheim theme park, according to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.
A Los Angeles County resident with a confirmed case of measles visited the park on Oct. 16, the department said in a statement issued Tuesday. Earlier that morning, the person was at a Starbucks at 3006 South Sepulveda Blvd. in the West Los Angeles area.
Anyone who was at those locations on Oct. 16 at the times below may be at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days, the health department said. Those people should check their medical records to determine if they were immunized or had measles previously.
- 7:50 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Starbucks, 3006 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, 90034
- 9:15 a.m. to 8:35 p.m.: Disneyland, Anaheim
- Oct. 15, 2019, 7:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. - Starbucks, 2215 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
- Oct. 17, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Factor’s Famous Deli, 9420 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
There have been 19 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019 and 11 cases among non-residents who traveled through the region.
"Measles is spread by air and by direct contact even before you know have it," said Dr. Muntu Davis, Los Angeles County health officer. "The MMR immunization is a very effective measure to protect yourself and to prevent the unintentional spread of this potentially serious infection to others."
For those who are not protected, measles is highly contagious and potentially severe. It initially causes fever, cough, red, watery eyes, and then a rash.