August 24, 2019

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A New Zealand girl, measles, visited Disneyland, other destinations in California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A girl from New Zealand teenagers who was ill with measles visited Disneyland and other tourist stops across Southern California earlier this month, by others, perhaps, inflicted Local government health officials warned.

FILE FILE: In the picture of International Community Health Services in Seattle, Washington, U., March 20, 2019, the measles, mumps and rubella viruses (MMR) vaccine are pictured.

The alert is among the worst outbreaks of measles in the US in the fourth century, with more than 1,200 cases reported across 30 states from October 2018, according to the U.Ds for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The Los Angeles County Public Health Department is trying to identify other people who are at risk of measles and who may be exposed to a non-resident measles case that has traveled to Los Angeles County and was infectious,” said the health department. consult Friday night.

Orange County Healthcare Agency said the girl was in Southern California from August 11 to August 15.

During her stay in Southern California the girl visited Universal Studios Theme Park and a number of destinations in Hollywood and Santa Monica, said Los Angeles health officials, adding that anyone at those sites could have at risk of developing measles.

Orange County health officials said she visited Disneyland in Anaheim on 12 August and she stayed at the nearby Palms Desert Hotel. There was no knowledge of its current condition.

To date in 2019 16 measles cases have been reported among Los Angeles County residents, and 11 infected people are known to have traveled throughout the county.

The CDC said earlier this week that there was an increase of 1.8% in the number of cases of highly infectious virus which were sometimes fatal in the United States between 8 August and August 15.

The outbreak of the disease in the United States was announced in 2000, meaning that there was no ongoing transmission for at least one year. CDC officials say the US is in danger of ending measles status if the current outbreak, which began in October 2018 in the New York state, continues until October 2019.

Measles, which are considered to be one of the world's most builder viruses, makes 90% of exposed people who are not immunized, to infection, according to Los Angeles County Health Department.

Symptoms of the virus, which can cause severe and even death, include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a characteristic rash that can be present up to three weeks after exposure.

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Edited by Matthew Lewis

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