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First measles outbreak in the Bay Area this year a patient in Santa Cruz County – Santa Cruz Sentinel

SANTA CLARA – Health officials confirmed this week an outbreak of measles has affected at least three Bay Area accommodations in Santa Clara, San Francisco and Santa Cruz counties. In February, a Santa Cruz County resident who had brass in an international flight landed at the San Francisco International Airport, according to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. Since then, two additional passengers who were exposed to the disease on that flight have become ill with measles – one was a San Francisco resident and the other was a resident of Santa Clara County. In a health care provider issued Tuesday, San Francisco health professionals confirmed that an adult in San Francisco had been diagnosed with measles &#821 1; the first in the city since 2013. "The public has a very low risk of measles as a result of these cases. Other passengers drew measles as a result of exposure to that flight, "said a statement to this news agency from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department through spokesman Britt Ehrhardt. "The flight was more than three weeks ago. Fairs are developing within 21 days of exposure. Public health investigators have not identified any evidence showing that measles is spreading within the affected counties." Ehrhardt said that the department immediately responded to suspected measles cases. She could not confirm whether the three affected individuals had been vaccinated against the disease. "In this case, we conducted a contact survey to identify individuals who might have had contact with Santa…

SANTA CLARA – Health officials confirmed this week an outbreak of measles has affected at least three Bay Area accommodations in Santa Clara, San Francisco and Santa Cruz counties.

In February, a Santa Cruz County resident who had brass in an international flight landed at the San Francisco International Airport, according to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.

Since then, two additional passengers who were exposed to the disease on that flight have become ill with measles – one was a San Francisco resident and the other was a resident of Santa Clara County.

In a health care provider issued Tuesday, San Francisco health professionals confirmed that an adult in San Francisco had been diagnosed with measles &#821

1; the first in the city since 2013.

“The public has a very low risk of measles as a result of these cases. Other passengers drew measles as a result of exposure to that flight, “said a statement to this news agency from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department through spokesman Britt Ehrhardt. “The flight was more than three weeks ago. Fairs are developing within 21 days of exposure. Public health investigators have not identified any evidence showing that measles is spreading within the affected counties.”

Ehrhardt said that the department immediately responded to suspected measles cases. She could not confirm whether the three affected individuals had been vaccinated against the disease.

“In this case, we conducted a contact survey to identify individuals who might have had contact with Santa Clara County resident with measles while that person was contagious,” she said. “A contact survey traces each site where the infectious individual may have spent time and then tries to identify each person who may have been exposed to these sites. Santa Clara County residents with measles did not go public while infectious with measles, so public notification was not provided. . “

The Department did not issue a public health service in Santa Clara for this case.

“When public health measures are required to protect the health of society, the Public Health Department staff describes them immediately and would inform the medical community, partners, other appropriate parties and the public,” Ehrhardt said.

It seems to be the first diagnosis of outbreaks in the Bay Area this year. The diagnosis comes just days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report saying that a measles outbreak in the Bay Area last year spread among families who did not vaccinate their children.

Fairs is a highly contagious disease that spreads when someone who is infected coughs and sneezes. Symptoms usually develop 10 to 12 days after exposure and may be seven to 10 days. Initial symptoms usually include high fever, cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes and rashes that begin on the forehead and spread throughout the body.

“Although measles is no longer endemic in the United States, measles epidemics abroad have resulted in imported cases and resulting secondary incidents,” said San Francisco Health Advisory, adding that there are currently measles epidemics in the Philippines, Indonesia, Israel, Ukraine, Romania. , Brazil and much western Europe.

The statement from Santa Clara County officials urged that “make sure you have all your immunizations are especially important for travelers, as measles circulates in many countries outside the US. Early immunization with MMR vaccine is recommended for infants aged 6-11 months before going on an international journey. “

Last year’s outbreak in the Bay Area, described in the CDC report released on Friday, began with a Santa Clara County family who had traveled to England in February 2018 and whose 15-year-old son , which were not vaccinated, withdrew the disease. While later quarantined at home, he had participated in the events of the days after returning, several people he came into contact with eventually afflicted the disease.

The diagnosed cases included two young brothers whose mother originally lied to public health investigators about their immunization status and later admitted that they were not vaccinated after they showed symptoms of measles and after their uncle, an Alameda County resident was diagnosed with measles. In an attempt to contain the outbreak, public health investigators contacted hundreds of people that patients could have come into contact with in 10 provinces in California and Nevada.

Only one of the seven people in Santa Clara and Alameda County who pulled measles during that outbreak was vaccinated according to the report. According to Ehrhardt, it was a single additional case in April 2018 in a resident of Santa Clara County who was also procured from international travel but not related to the outbreak detailed by the CDC.

Contra Costa’s latest reported case of measles was last August, its first since 2015 when California saw a major outbreak of the disease. San Mateo County also saw a diagnosed case of measles last year – it was only because it had four cases in 2015. A spokesman for the San Mateo County Health Department said it could not comment on current measles investigations.

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