Pos­si­ble measles ex­po­sure at LAX

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - News -

LOS AN­GE­LES (CNS) — Los An­ge­les County health of­fi­cials Fri­day up­dated the lo­ca­tions and times of pos­si­ble measles ex­po­sure from a res­i­dent who re­cently trav­eled and passed through Los An­ge­les In­ter­na­tional Air­port and was later di­ag­nosed with the ill­ness.

Ac­cord­ing to the county Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health, the uniden­ti­fied pa­tient be­came ill with measles shortly af­ter re­turn­ing to the South­land. De­tails were not re­leased about where the per­son had trav­eled.

Health of­fi­cials warned that the pa­tient may have ex­posed oth­ers at the fol­low­ing times/lo­ca­tions:

• Be­tween 10:45 p.m. Fri­day and 1 a.m. Satur­day at Los An­ge­les In­ter­na­tional Air­port Ter­mi­nal 4; and

• Be­tween 11 p.m. Fri­day and 1:20 a.m. Satur­day aboard a Park­ing Spot-Cen­tury Air­port Shut­tle that trav­eled from Ter­mi­nal 4 to the park­ing busi­ness at 5701 W. Cen­tury Blvd.

Any­one who may have been ex­posed at those lo­ca­tions could be at risk of de­vel­op­ing measles for 21 days, and they were urged to check their im­mu­niza­tion records and call their health care provider if they have not been vac­ci­nated.

There have been 17 cases of measles among Los An­ge­les County res­i­dents this year, along with 11 non-res­i­dent cases in peo­ple who trav­eled through the county, ac­cord­ing to the Pub­lic Health Depart­ment. Those fig­ures do not in­clude Pasadena and Long Beach, which have their own health de­part­ments.

The times of ex­po­sure were ad­justed slightly and the air­port ter­mi­nal in­volved was changed from Ter­mi­nal 5 to Ter­mi­nal 4 in Fri­day’s up­date.

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