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3 cases of measles confirmed in the Bay Area

March 7, 2019 Health 2 Views SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A total of three residents in the Bay Area have become ill with measles after an international flight landing at the San Francisco International Airport, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health. A report was released from the Health Department confirming that a resident of San Francisco had contracted the disease. However, a passenger from Santa Cruz County already had measles and exposed San Francisco resident, in addition to a resident of Santa Clara County. A public information officer Veronica Vien said that "the public has very low risk of measles as a result of these cases." There were no reports of other passengers on the flight for three weeks since they received measles. "Brasses develop within 21 days of exposure," Vien said. "Public health investigators have not identified any evidence showing that measles is spreading within the affected counties." The disease is currently spreading in many countries, which means it is particularly important to get all your immunizations before traveling, health officials say. Prior to international travel, MMR vaccines for infants from 6 to 11 months old are recommended. If you get sick with measles, the main symptoms are to watch out for fever and rashes that begin on the forehead of the hair and behind the ears before they spread to the rest of the body. Other symptoms are cough, coryza, conjunctivitis, white spots in the mouth and a general "unhappy" feeling. If you think you…

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A total of three residents in the Bay Area have become ill with measles after an international flight landing at the San Francisco International Airport, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

A report was released from the Health Department confirming that a resident of San Francisco had contracted the disease.

However, a passenger from Santa Cruz County already had measles and exposed San Francisco resident, in addition to a resident of Santa Clara County.

A public information officer Veronica Vien said that “the public has very low risk of measles as a result of these cases.”

There were no reports of other passengers on the flight for three weeks since they received measles.

“Brasses develop within 21

days of exposure,” Vien said. “Public health investigators have not identified any evidence showing that measles is spreading within the affected counties.”

The disease is currently spreading in many countries, which means it is particularly important to get all your immunizations before traveling, health officials say.

Prior to international travel, MMR vaccines for infants from 6 to 11 months old are recommended.

If you get sick with measles, the main symptoms are to watch out for fever and rashes that begin on the forehead of the hair and behind the ears before they spread to the rest of the body.

Other symptoms are cough, coryza, conjunctivitis, white spots in the mouth and a general “unhappy” feeling.

If you think you get measles, contact the care ward at (415) 554-2830.

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