Possible measles exposure at LAX
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.