Tuesday , 25 October 2016

Two Cases of Measles Confirmed in San Bernardino County

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY-(VVNG.com): After the measles spread from an apparent infected individual at Disneyland theme parks sometime between December 15th-20th, San Bernardino County Human Services has confirmed two cases of measles now in San Bernardino County as of January 12th, 2015. mmr

The San Bernardino County Human Services believes that theses two cases may be a result of one of the prior confirmed, out of county cases visited public places while infected.

Potential exposure locations and times:

Casino Morongo, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, CA 92230
-Sunday, January 4, 2015 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Magic Wok, 12029 Central Avenue Chino, CA 91710
-Tuesday, January 6, 2015 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Jimmy’s Warehouse Sportscard (Swap meet in Westminster), 12327 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 90602
-Wednesday, January 7, 2015 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Pomona Valley Health Center- Urgent Care, 3110 Chino Avenue Suite #150 Chino, CA 91709
-Thursday, January 8, 2015 3:56 PM – 5:05 PM

Measles is highly contagious and can be spread very easily by air and by direct contact with the infected person. Measles is contagious for approximately 8 days, four of those days being before the rash  appears.

The California Department of public health has been working diligently with the listed places to make contact with those who may have been exposed.

As a precaution, people who were in the below locations around the same time as the individual with measles should:

Monitor themselves for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash from 7 days to 21 days after their exposure (the time period when symptoms may develop); if symptoms develop, stay at home and call a health care provider immediately or the DPH at 1-800-722-4794.

Prior to a visit with a health care provider notify them of the potential exposure and the symptoms you are experiencing. Measles is a rare disease in the United States and in regions of the world where vaccination coverage is high. Maintaining high vaccination rates is vital to prevent outbreaks of disease in our community.

Given the recent cases identified here and in other jurisdictions in Southern California, additional cases are expected and vaccination is key in preventing infection from future exposures.

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