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4 measles cases confirmed in Orange County; exposure dates, times released

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February 21, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Four cases of measles have been confirmed in Orange County over seven weeks, and the OC Health Care Agency distributed potential exposure locations and dates to the public Friday.

The recent cases are consistent with a statewide increase in measles, the agency said.

The agency said the risk of infection from brief exposure to someone infected is low, but warned people of the below locations and times.

Potential exposure locations and times:

  • Del Taco, 7001 Katella Ave, Stanton: Monday, February 10: 5:30-11pm; Thursday, February 13: 4 - 9 p.m.
  • Pueblo Medical Center, 8045 Cerritos Ave, Stanton: Tuesday, February 11: 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Western High School, 501 South Western Ave, Anaheim: Thursday, February 13: 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • West Anaheim Medical Center, 3033 West Orange Avenue, Anaheim: Friday, February 14: 8 - 11 a.m.

Anyone who may have been exposed is advised to review their vaccination history and monitor themselves for illness and/or a rash from seven to 21 days after said exposure. If symptoms develop, contact a healthcare provider immediately.

Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough, and red, watery eyes. Measles spreads very easily by air and by direct contact with an infected person. Measles is contagious from approximately four days before the rash appears through four days after the rash appears.

For more information: CDC Measles overview, Orange County Health Care Agency Measles info