Public Health Officials Identify Locations Where Possible Measles Exposure Occurred in Pasadena

Published : Friday, January 11, 2019 | 7:17 PM

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the City of Pasadena Public Health Department officials have identified two locations in Pasadena where possible measles exposure could have occurred from a person known to have visited Pasadena while infectious between December 26 to December 29.

This person visited the Ralphs market at 3601 E. Foothill Blvd. and Nordstrom Rack Hastings Village at 3363 E. Foothill Blvd., on December 28 from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., health officials said.

No current risk related to measles exists at these venues at this time as the period of possible exposure ended more than a week ago., they emphasized.

In addition, because measles is spread from person-to-person by the respiratory route, there is no risk present related to food that may have been consumed at these locations.

However, individuals who were present at these locations during the indicated times, especially those with weakened immune systems or persons who may not have been immunized against measles, may be at risk of developing measles and should watch for symptoms of the illness.

Common symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis (red eyes) and a rash which usually appears 10 to 12 days after the exposure. Persons who were potentially exposed and who develop symptoms of measles (especially fever and rash) should seek care immediately. Call ahead to your provider before going in so that actions can be taken to protect others.

Measles immunizations are available at your healthcare provider, local pharmacy or health clinic. Public Health clinics offer no or low-cost immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.

To find a nearby Public Health clinic, call 2-1-1 or click here.

For more information about measles, visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/measles or call 2-1-1.

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