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Possible Measles Exposure in Restaurants Across Los Angeles
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating the city’s eighth confirmed measles case of 2019. The health department confirmed five cases in April that threatened restaurants in Glendale and La Canada Flintridge, and another two in May that impacted restaurants near The Grove and Whole Foods. KTLA reports that a resident who recently traveled internationally has potentially exposed a number of restaurants throughout Los Angeles.
The Health Department recorded the measles patient’s movements to help identify others who might have been exposed. Anyone who was present at the following locations without proper immunization could be at-risk for catching and spreading the measles. The exposure sites cover Venice and Brentwood, all the way to Downtown LA. There’s no need to avoid these businesses if you weren’t there on the dates of exposure and the Health Department emphasizes that their is “no known current risk related to measles that exists at these venues at this time.”
July 14, 2019
Groundworks Coffee. 671 Rose Ave, Venice, CA — 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Frontrunners Shoe Store. 11620 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CVS. 11941 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA — 1:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July 15, 2019
American Beauty. 425 Rose Ave, Venice, CA — 5:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Comerica Bank. 12001 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA — 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
California Chicken Cafe. 2401 Wilshire Blvd, CA Santa Monica, CA — 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Groundworks Coffee. 811 Traction Ave, Downtown — 3:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
July 16, 2019
Equinox Gym 201 Santa Monica Blvd, CA Santa Monica — 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that spreads from person-to-person. Someone infected with measles might not develop a rash or symptoms for up to four days. Most people without the measles vaccine fall ill within seven to 21 days following exposure. The Health Department recommends the measles immunization as the best defense against the virus.