STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — One person with measles has been confirmed to have visited popular businesses in Santa Monica earlier this month.
The Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health said Friday it had confirmed one case of a “non-resident tourist” with the illness who visited the following Santa Monica businesses from August 8 to 10:
- Sea Blue Hotel: Aug. 8 at 1:30 p.m. to Aug. 10 at 1 p.m.
- Urth Café: Aug. 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Chez Jay Restaurant: Aug. 8 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Cora’s Coffee Shoppe: Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Ivy at the Shore: Aug. 9 from 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel: Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The agency said no risk of measles exists at these locations, as the possible exposure happened more than a week ago. “However, individuals who were present at these locations during these times, especially those with weakened immune systems or persons who may not have been vaccinated against measles may be at risk of developing measles and should watch for symptoms of the illness,” according to a department press release.
The CDC said 107 cases of the illness were reported nationwide from Jan. 1 to July 14 of this year. It was initially reported the agency was monitoring a multi-state outbreak of measles, but the CDC clarified the current numbers are “within the expected range.”
The DPH said getting immunized is the best way to keep the illness from spreading.
Symptoms of the measles include “fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis (red eyes) and a rash which usually appears 10 to 12 days after the exposure.”
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mentioned a multi-state outbreak, which was reported by media outlets. The CDC later said the data had been misinterpreted.
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