One case of measles reported in San Luis Obispo County
- Author: Santos West May 07, 2018,
May 07, 2018, 10:28
A third case of measles resulting from the original exposure has also been confirmed in a resident in CT, but there have been no exposures in NY as a result of that case.
A measles exposure warning has been issued by the New York Department of Health for multiple locations across four Upstate New York counties.
Sheraton Niagara Falls, 300 3rd Street, Niagara Falls, from 5:30 p.m. April 30 to 9:30 a.m. on May 2.
To prevent the spread of illness, the Department is advising individuals who may have been exposed and who have symptoms consistent with measles to contact their health care provider, a local clinic, or a local emergency department before going for care.
Meanwhile, those who are most at risk of being infected are infants (under one year of age) who are too young to have received the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as well as older individuals who have refused vaccination. You may receive vaccination or medicine (known as immune globulin) to reduce the chances of developing measles.
All individuals who were exposed - especially those without immunity or who are not sure if they have been vaccinated - should monitor for measles symptoms, state officials said. JF Urgent Care Center and CCMC are taking steps to contact patients who were potentially exposed. Measles symptoms include fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis or runny nose, and usually appear 10-12 days after exposure. Three to five days after these symptoms appear, a rash will break out beginning with white spots inside the mouth.
Exit 5 on Interstate 390 in Dansville, Livingston County, between 9:30 a.m. and noon on May 2.
It's recommended people contact their health care provider if they develop measles symptoms. That will help prevent others at those facilities from being exposed to the illness.
The infected individual traveled out of state, where the infection occurred, the department of public health announced Friday afternoon. Since August 1990, college students have also been required to demonstrate immunity against measles.