The Ventura County Public Health Department notified the school’s health coordinator that a student had possibly been exposed to measles earlier in the week.
Students and teachers at a preschool in Simi Valley were tested this week for measles after a girl was exposed to the disease during a recent trip to Disneyland.
Health care providers in California are taking a stand against the spread of measles.
Officials say 66 students at a Riverside County high school have been told to stay home through the end of next week because they may have been exposed to measles and are not vaccinated.
A possible case of measles at Palm Desert High School prompted school district and county health officials Wednesday to bar 66 students from campus.
It’s the 78th reported case reported nationwide with almost 90 percent of all cases in California.
Measles is contagious from approximately four days before the rash first appears through four days after the rash appears.
A California law that took effect last year is making it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children — an issue that has taken new prominence as the state deals with an outbreak of measles.
A measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in December has made its way to Ventura County.
Symptoms begin with a cough, runny nose, red watery eyes and a pink rash all over the body.
Public health officials say five people in Ventura County are sick with measles.
Orange County health officials confirmed that five Disneyland park employees have tested positive for measles.
A number of Disney employees have contracted the measles virus, even though some of them say they had previously received vaccination.
Dozens of unvaccinated students have been banned from an Orange County high school after being exposed to measles by an infected classmate.
While measles were declared virtually eradicated in the United States by 2000, roughly 60-70 cases will still occur every year.