A University of California Los Angeles employee infected with measles ate at a campus food court twice while contagious, officials have revealed.
Health officials say this case is not related to the measles exposure on campus in April that resulted in more than 1,000 college students and staff members being told to stay home, reported the Los Angeles Times.
Anyone who may have been at the food court location on the possible exposure dates may be at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after being exposed.
Officials don't think the infant exposed the public to the disease.
There is no known current risk related to measles that exists at this venue at this time.
Measles symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose and rash and typically occur 10 to 21 days after initial exposure, according to the press release.
- Review their immunization and medical records to determine if they are protected against measles.
People who believe they may have been exposed should call a health-care provider.
- Currently, there have been 12 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, in addition to 8 non-resident measles cases that traveled through Los Angeles County.
Before the measles vaccine was available, more than 500,000 cases were diagnosed in the United States every year, with about 500 annual deaths.
Measles, which can cause fever, rash and red, watery eyes, is highly contagious and spreads quickly through the air after a cough or sneeze. About 90% of people who have never been immunized against measles become ill 7-21 days after exposure. Other people can inhale them and are then infected.
'Campus epidemiologists and top health experts have been working closely with the county public health department to ensure that all who might be affected receive notifications and proper care, ' said UCLA administrative vice chancellor Michael Beck in a statement.