A Los Angeles County resident who recently traveled and passed through LAX was later diagnosed with measles, and may have exposed people at the airport, public health officials said Wednesday.
According to the county Department of Public Health, the unidentified patient became ill with measles shortly after returning to the Southland. Details were not released about where the person had traveled.
Health officials warned that the patient may have exposed others at the following times/locations:
— between 11 p.m. Friday and 1:30 a.m. Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 5; and
— between 11:20 p.m. Friday and 1:50 a.m. Saturday aboard a Parking Spot-Century Airport Shuttle that traveled from Terminal 5 to the parking business at 5701 W. Century Blvd.
Anyone who may have been exposed at those locations could be at risk of developing measles for period of 21 days, and they were urged to check their immunization records and call their health care provider if they have not been vaccinated.
There have been 17 cases of measles among Los Angeles County residents this year, along with 11 non-resident cases in people who traveled through the county, according to the Public Health Department. Those figures do not include Pasadena and Long Beach, which have their own health departments.
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