Disneyland visitor with measles may have exposed others to disease: health officials

Disneyland visitor with measles may have exposed others to disease: health officials

A Disneyland visitor with measles might have exposed other people to the virus while contagious, announced the LA health officials on Tuesday.

The patient, whose name has not been identified, visited one Starbucks first located in Sepulveda Boulevard back on 16 October between 8am and 10am. The same day, he/she then went to the California-based theme park between 9.15am and 8.30am.

The patient may have exposed others to the disease as he visited public locations, said LA County Public Health Department in a press release.

The people who are suspicious of being exposed to the disease should get their immunization reports reviewed to make sure they have been administered with MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine. Those who haven’t received the MMR vaccine should immediately get in touch with their doctor, said the health officials.

Measles is one contagious virus which spreads via the air post the infected person sneezes or coughs. As per the CDC, infected people spread the disease to other people from 4 days prior through 4 days post the rash becomes visible, said the CDC.

The MMR vaccine could help protect the infected individuals and other persons from contracting measles.

This is not the first case where a person infected with the measles virus visited Disneyland while infectious. A visitor from New Zealand in August was also said to a source of potential exposure.

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After being a professional journalist for 5 years and understanding the ups and downs of health care sector all over the world, Debbie shifted her focus to the digital world. Today, she works as a contributor for Scoop Tour with a knack for covering health news in the best possible format.

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