A teenager with measles is contagious when she visits Disneyland, Universal Studios and other visitors sites in Southern California this month, public health officials said.
The teenager was on a flight from New Zealand and flew to Los Angeles International Airport. He visited Disneyland and California Adventure, among other attractions from August 11 through August 15. He also reported traveling to Universal Studios, Madame Tussauds and Santa Monica Pier on the trip, officials said.
Los Angeles public health officials said the counties of Angeles and Orange on Friday were trying to find anyone who could be exposed to the virus and began showing symptoms.
Measures are one of the most contagious viruses in the world. Around 90 percent of uninfected people exposed to the virus will contract the disease within seven to 21 days. And infected people can transmit the virus to another person four days before and four days after an unexplained rash appears, health officials said.
"The proportions are spread by air and by direct contact even before you know it exists," Dr. Muntu Davis, a Los Angeles County health official, said in a statement. The potential serious illness is causing fever, rash, cough, and red, watery eyes.
The infected teen was at Terminal 8 at LAX on the night of August 11 and at the Tom Bradley International Terminal on the night of August. 15.
CD C reported 1,203 individual cases of measles in 30 states as of Aug 15, which is an increase of 21 cases from last week. It has been the largest measles outbreak in the United States since 1992, and it has been declared that measles was removed in 2000.
New Zealand is also suffering from measles outbreaks. By mid-August, it had confirmed 639 cases of measles cases this year.
As officers continue to investigate, the California Department of Health says it is not aware of cases of measles stemming from teenage exposure, the AP reported.
Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, chief medical officer for the LA County Department of Health, stated that although no reported contracting measles has been reported, individuals may not show symptoms.
"If we have cases here in LA county as a result, I expect we will see them by the end of next week or next weekend," Gunzenhauser said Saturday.
The department revisited the teenager's steps to find people who could contact her. like servers at a restaurant, and making sure they are vaccinated, either through vaccine records or a blood test, Gunzenhauser said. If they cannot confirm the vaccine, health officials may require them to stay outside of public spaces to ensure potential spread.
Proposals, a virus removed in the United States some 20 years ago, have re-emerged in recent years in many countries around the world, including US Outbreaks fueled by many countries, including the United States, through uncertainty and false campaigns about vaccine safety. , and red, watery eyes, "said Nichole Quick, Orange County health official. He urged everyone to seek an immunization if they had not already done so.
" We keep strict hygiene standards to protect guests and evictions, and earlier this year we strengthened our immunization program and educational resources for cast members, in addition to our ongoing efforts, "Pamela Hymel, chief Disney Parks medical officer, said in a statement Friday.
Audrey Eig, a spokesman for Universal Studios Hollywood, said studio officials "advised the Dept. of Public Heath there. little risk to any exposure to our destination. "
A measles outbreak in 2015 associated with Disneyland led to 147 cases in many states as well as in Mexico and Canada. Many of those who were ill did not find or know their vaccine record, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.