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What to do after Person with Measles Traveled through Union Station in July

August 07, 2019 - 7:45 am
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(KNX 1070) - There's another measles scare in Southern California.

The measles exposure is connected to a traveler who was at Union Station in July. 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating a non-resident measles case that traveled through Union Station while infectious and is also looking to identify others who are at risk for measles and may have been exposed to this person.

There is no known current risk related to measles that exists at this venue at this time.

If you are one of the travelers who traveled through Union Station at this time, county health officials say you may have been exposed to measles.

They say an infected person passed through "Bay 8" of the Transit Bus Plaza between 12:15 pm and 3:15 pm on Tuesday, July 23. 

County Public Health said in a press release that anyone who may have been at this location on those dates may be at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after being exposed. People who were in the location above around the same time should:

  • Review their immunization and medical records to determine if they are protected against measles. People who have not had measles infection previously or received the measles immunization may not be immune and should talk with a health care provider about receiving measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization.
  • Contact and notify their health care provider as soon as possible about a potential exposure if they are pregnant, an infant, have a weakened immune system and/or are unimmunized.
  • 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 healthcare provider immediately.