Los Angeles County health officials Tuesday confirmed another case of measles in a local resident, the 16th of the year in the county, and said they are looking to identify others who may be at risk for measles and have been exposed.
“There is no known current risk related to measles that exists at this venue at this time,” according to a health department statement about the Union Station case.
There have been 16 measles cases among county residents this year, in addition to nine non-resident cases involving people who traveled through the county, officials said.
“The majority of cases to date were unimmunized or did not know whether they had ever been immunized,” according to the health department, which reported that the latest case is not connected to outbreaks previously reported in 2019.
A case announced in July involved travel outside of the United States and was not linked to an outbreak reported earlier in the month, nor to the outbreak reported in April, officials said.
Anyone at risk is advised to review their immunization and medical records to determine if they are protected against measles, to monitor themselves for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash from seven days to 21 days after their exposure (the time period when symptoms may develop) and — if symptoms develop — stay at home and call a health care provider immediately.
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